Just as the wind directs the sea,
My father directs me.
For so long, he went unnoticed
Yet he stayed so devoted.
Never did he waver
In being a lifesaver
And even if I act brash
He was there in a flash
To fend off the flames
From the maternal dragon, oh the names.
To him, I owe everything
But even then, for all I bring
He turns it down and tells me,
“Son, all I give you is for free.
All I ask is that you stay a good man
For the whole of your lifespan.
Times will be hard, as they have in the past
But I know for sure, you’ll be the one to outlast.
I love you son, more than you know.”
And while that may be true, I will not let go
Of the idea that he was a knight
Clad in armor so bright,
That when shone on the darkness of my heart
All of my sadness was simply torn apart.
It is because of him, that I can continue
Through life and it’s issue.
For all of that, I say something that isn’t new,
Dad, thank you and I love you.