The Portrait of a Father

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He gave up his dreams when he called me his

He started to see the world in this new bright bliss

He named me and kissed me and held me in his arms

He saw his wife become the best of all moms.

 

He treasured every moment we spent together

He said: I’ll always be your dad, every day, forever!

He held me on his shoulders at every soccer game

As long as I admired him, he didn’t search for fame.

 

He worked hard everyday, got blisters on his hands

I thought that was gross, I didn’t understand

On almost every birthday, he bought me new shoes

They were red and shiny, exactly what I’d choose.

 

He brought people home and animals in need

We didn’t have much but had enough to eat

He taught me to believe that love can break the ice

He taught me to see through other people’s eyes.

 

He taught me the toughest ones sometimes cry alone

He doesn’t talk much when he’s on the phone

But he gives the biggest smile that a man can be

And gives the biggest hug that is only for me.

 

As years have gone through and we have grown up

We live in great distance as shown on the map

You are deep in my heart where you should always be

In memories of mine, in my love, you live next to me.

 

©Ledia Bostic

 

 

 

 

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