Tirso Cruz III pens poem in honor of son, the late TJ Cruz

Veteran actor Tirso Cruz III marked the year 2019 with a beautiful piece he wrote of and for his son, the late TJ Cruz, whom he lost to cancer in November.

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1/3/2019 8:08 AM
Tirso Cruz III pens poem in honor of son, the late TJ Cruz


Photo credit: @tirsocruziii/ @LynYnchausti IG

Tirso Cruz III marked the new year with a poem he wrote in honor of his son, the late TJ Cruz, whom he lost to cancer in November.

The touching piece was the veteran actor’s ode to his last intimate moment with TJ, where his wife, Lynn Ynchausti, captured them locked in a sweet embrace while their son was still admitted at the hospital. 

“This was our last picture taken by your Mama. And as the year ends, I would like to share this poem that I wrote for my son TJ. And I pray to the Lord that he gives me a beautiful melody that I might turn it into a song someday,” said Tirso.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This was our last picture taken by your Mama. And as the year ends, I would like to share this poem that I wrote for my son TJ. And I pray to the Lord that he gives me a beautiful melody that I might turn it into a song someday. OUR LAST EMBRACE As I walked into the room, The sweetest smile was on his face. And as he waved for me to come, these words were spoken by my son. “Papa, come and embrace me, I want to feel your arms around me.” Had I known it would be the last, I should have held on longer, I should have held on so tight. Then came that fateful day, that day we feared would come our way. So many things to do, so many things to say, for my beloved eldest son that day. As tears were rolling down my face, I love you son was all I could say. “Papa, come and embrace me, I want to feel your arms around me.” And with his tender feeble arms, pure love I felt from my sweet son. No pain can compare to the loss that came our way, Knowing my boy was leaving us that day. That most tender embrace given to me by my son, I will never forget through all space and time. I now wait for that day, when I will be called by the Lord one day. Then once again that smile I will see, and again feel that embrace meant for him and me. And in my arms he will always be, and as children of God my son and I will remain eternally. I love and miss you TJ. 12/31/18

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An excerpt of the poem, entitled “Our Last Embrace, reads, “ As I walked into the room, the sweetest smile was on his face. 

And as he waved for me to come, these words were spoken by my son. 

‘Papa, come and embrace me, I want to feel your arms around me.’

“Had I known it would be the last, I should have held on longer, I should have held on so tight.”

The piece also captured Tirso’s deepest sentiments over the sudden death of his son, who passed away at a young age of 37. “No pain can compare to the loss that came our way, 

Knowing my boy was leaving us that day. 

That most tender embrace given to me by my son,

I will never forget through all space and time.

“I now wait for that day, when I will be called by the Lord one day. 

Then once again that smile I will see, and again feel that embrace meant for him and me. 

And in my arms he will always be, and as children of God my son and I will remain eternally.” 

Aside from the poem, The General’s Daughter star also shared a family photo taken during the New Year’s Eve, where he and his wife were clutching a jar filled with TJ’s ashes, while wearing matching shirts with his face printed on the front. 

“Happy new year to you, my son, TJ. We all missed your kiss and embrace as we all greeted each other last night. It was a very quiet celebration for the [four] of us at the dinner table. You are greatly missed,” said Tirso.