Today is Father's Day, a day that is very rough for me every single year. My daddy
passed away when I was only 2 years old so I have no memory of him. But, him and
I share the same passion of poetry of writing. So, in honor of him on this Day? I wanted
to recite a poem he never published.
"A Parent's Prayer-
Dear God, I pray for the strength, wisdom, and courage to raise my children.
Help Me to recieve the knowledge, so I can help my children grow straight and tall
like the tree of your creation.
Help Me to teach my children to use their minds like the branches of a tree
reaching out in all directions to the sun which gives it life.
Help Me to understand courage, so I can teach my tree to stand like the deserts
sands, as long as there is truth.
Help Me in my understanding of you, so my children will have a understanding of you
and see the things manifested by you.
Help Me to attain the strength that is required of me so I can fulfill my duty
and so my children will know and understand their duty.
-Northern J. Braxton"