DadDad5 years ago in Free Verse
Your laugh was contagious.
Your smile made me feel so warm,
Your hug made all my problems simply go away,
Your advice still helps me to this day.
Now that you are gone,
What should I do?
I really need your words.
I really need your warmth.
You left so suddenly.
The flashing lights around your body.
The tears streaming down my face,
as I saw your lifeless body taken away.
Life has been so different without you.
I miss hearing your laugh.
I miss your kindness.
I miss you.
I will always treasure the memories I had with you.
Even if it was cut so short.
Thank you for always being there.
I love you dearly Dad.
DadWhen you were 8 years old, your dad handed you an ice cream. You thanked him by dripping it all over your lap.Dad9 years ago in Editorial
When you were 9 years old, he paid for piano Lessons. You thanked him by never even bothering to practice.
When you were 10 years old he drove you all day, from soccer to gymnastic to one birthday party after another. You thanked him by jumping out of the car and never looking back.
When you were 11 years old, he took you and your friends
to the movies. You thanked him by telling him to sit in another row.
When you were 12 years old, he warned you not to watch certain TV shows. You thanked him by
waiting until he left the house.
When you were 13, he suggested a haircut that was becoming. You thanked him by telling him he had no taste.
When you were 14, he paid for a month away at summer camp. You thanked him by forgetting to write a single letter.
When you were 15, he came home from work, looking for a hug. You thanked him by having your
bedroom door locked.
When you were 17,
DadHis once strong bones are now brittleDad4 years ago in Free Verse
His staunch heart now weak
His soul is tired, ready to go
But we hold him back, saying no
Selfish love wants not change
Even at the expense of the loved
Stay a little longer, be strong
But it's us who are weak, unwilling
To let go
Goodbye, Dad. I'll miss you.
Goodbye DadGoodbye Dad5 years ago in Free Verse
You tried to talk to me.
You tried to hug me.
You tried to make me feel special.
And what did I do?
I ignored you.
I did not hug back.
I ignored your kindness.
I always expected you to be there.
To be there when I came home.
To be there when I woke up.
And what happens?
in the blink of an eye,
I begin to learn the truth,
the truth of the pain you went through,
the truth you tried to hide from me,
so I would not feel the same pain as you.
You tried to protect me.
You tried to keep my life painless.
You tried to love me.
And what did I do?
I ignored you....
Everyday I wake up feeling guilty,
I want to say sorry so badly,
I want to hug you one more time,
I want to say I love you one more time.
But it's too late....
In the blink of an eye,
I wish I could tell you how sorry I am.
I wish I could tell you how much you mean to me.
I wish I could tell you how much I love you....
You were always so kind,
even when the stress was eating you a
DadDad8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word
Its strange now how our lives have changed.
Some claim this is all prearranged.
But, here I am, clad in this pretty black dress dad.
I know you dont like it when I cry but I cant help but be sad.
Standing by your side, I want to lie there beside you.
Daddy, I never even got to bid you adieu.
Youll never know how much that hurt,
Never getting to remind you that Ill always be your little girl.
There are times I catch myself starting to tear up,
Every time I see a picture of you, even if isnt a close-up.
You never were like other fathers,
Yet, that was never a bit of a bother,
For though sometimes I feared you dad,
I remember all the happy moments we had.
I just miss you so.
It doesnt seem that long ago.
Ill carry a picture of you in my heart,
That way, were never that far apart.
Why did you have to go?
Daddy, please just come home.