Well Dad... I love you. | Teen Ink

Well Dad... I love you.

August 10, 2009
By kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
28 articles 10 photos 365 comments

Well Dad, you found my note
I’m already long gone
In between us, a wide moat

I took that giant leap
Nearly flipped over in the process
But I made it, I’m out
I’m in amongst the sheep

I know when you read it
You will remember times before
Bad times and times full of galore

You’ll remember our discussions
In the car and when I did my chores
Or maybe you won’t
Your memory just ain’t the same

You might grow a tear in your eye
I know I got a full garden
Boy does time fly

You know I’m more like you than you think
I think like you, but I won’t admit it
I actually like math, sort of
And organizing those dishes from the sink

I’m no rocket scientist and I’m no engineer
I’m an artist, of all careers
But have no fear, silly Dad

You laughed when I danced
But I laughed when you tried
I smiled when you spoke
And after awhile, probably closed my eyes

But no matter, dear Father
I love you so deeply
And your dedication in your first book…
Well, you’re right.

I have loved you, do love you, will love you
Beyond your burnt out memory comprehension
So don’t you forget that

Oh, I almost forgot
Thanks for all you’ve taught me
Thanks for the advice
And to be precise
Thanks for everything

The author's comments:
yes. I do love you dear father. I will plan to give you this the day I leave the house.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Aug. 24 2009 at 1:38 pm
awwwwwwwwwwwww. so sweet. well written...except i wish there was more flow and rhyme at the end

on Aug. 19 2009 at 4:26 am
lexi10824 PLATINUM, Portalnd, Oregon
25 articles 2 photos 68 comments
HEY. I love this. Its really good. You've got talent!!! :) And I"m planning some more Jack and Jill pieces when SOMETHING ACTUALLY HAPPENS! My friend is a little too nervous to ask him out cause of her fear..so I might just have to step up pretty soon...lol.