Black Poetry : I Still Miss My Dad

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  1. Stormcloud

    Stormcloud Member MEMBER

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    Doing what I do

    That’s what my uncle told me

    And I am happy to be writing

    Writing in the handwriting of my father

    Yet I would gladly trade this all in for

    Time with the man who made me who I am

    Didn’t have many years with him

    But the time I did have were filled with love and joy

    Watching over his shoulder and he and Bishop would do their thing

    Never quite knew what Extreme was until I got older

    You know that’s one of the secrets they kept from me

    But later when I came of age and I was allowed to read many of his writings

    I knew then

    That I had to keep the flow alive

    My dad

    Was awesome

    Never disappointed me

    Even when his answer was no

    I love him

    Wish I could tell him that again

    Even during those sad days

    When sickness overcame him

    He somehow gathered enough strength

    To go outside and play ball with me

    As if nothing was wrong

    I guess I knew he didn’t have long

    When he told me to come into his room

    And let’s talk

    Told me

    That I had to be strong

    Be a man

    Yet have the childhood that I deserved

    Told me that I would be surrounded with love

    My life would never be without

    Watcher would be watching me

    He had seen to that

    My uncle took my mom and I in

    He raised me

    Became my father

    Gave me the best

    But I still miss my dad
     
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    A fine tribute to your father.
    Your brothers, sisters
    and others are
    beneficiaries
    of his gift.
     
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    I miss him too....
     
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    This is a beautiful tribute to your Dad. I cried as I read it because like you, I miss my Dad too. I'm honored to have been given the privilege of meeting your Dad through your eyes!

    Thank you.
    Queenie :heart: :bowdown:
     
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