Dad´s Birthday

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 13:49 -- LibbyMG

 

It’s your birthday today

You are at work and I’m at school 

We’re far apart, but you’re close to my heart

I love you, so I shout hurray

Regardless of what occurred, or how many misheard

You choose to love me for who I am

Showing your support with words

Providing your love to any in need

You are the warmth from a secure glove

Thanks to you I will succeed

I wasn’t the easiest child to raise, that I can admit

 yet, you always provided me praise

I challenged you with many physical needs

Changing my diaper never added up,

To equal what would become to cost you fees

You have helped so much...

In my recovery 

You walked with me down the path...

In my relationships

You held my hand...

In my grief 

You cried with me...

Sacrificing all that mattered,

By putting your family first

To create a house full of laughter,

Without reciting a verse

When issues arrived at our front door

You stayed up all night 

Making sure I was comfortable 

Even if it meant you weren’t 

Regardless of what occurred, or how many misheard

You choose to love me for who I am

Showing your support with words

Providing your love to any in need

You are the warmth from a secure glove

Thanks to you I will succeed

When I cooked you breakfast in bed

Your smile went for miles 

You tolerated the burnt bacon

Then said I love you with a kiss on the head

When you and mom got divorced,

I was young yet

Living without you I was forced 

To mature without my safety net

Issues brew in her house

The smell of beer

He was not always a good spouse 

Fear always resulted in tears

But you were there every time 

To catch me if I fall

You listened to what I needed 

Then brought me back to my feet

Being with you is all I desire 

Feeling your compassion

You are my comforting attire

Providing me protection

Regardless of what occurred, or how many misheard

You choose to love me for who I am

Showing your support with words

Providing your love to any in need

You are the warmth from a secure glove

Thanks to you I will succeed 

 

This poem is about: 
My family
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