What Father Said

By , Bolingbrook, IL
I SCREAMED, NO LONGER CARING WHAT THEY THOUGHT
HE WATCHED, NO LONGER SURE WHO I HAD BECOME
I HATE YOU I YELLED
HE APPEARED BAFFLED
SON YOU HAVE TO LET GO OF THE PAST HE SAID
I RAGED AT THE WORLD, NOT LONGER CARING WHAT WAS AHEAD
IM NEVER COMING BACK I ANNOUNCED
I'LL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR YOU HE PRONOUNCED
AND HE WATCHED ME FADE INTO THE DISTANCE
FOR I YEARNED FOR FREEDOM IN MY EXISTENCE
I WANDERED THE WORLD
WENT THROUGH HIGH AND LOW
I SAW DEATH, I SAW PAIN AND I MET LOVE
AND OFTEN IN SORROW, I LOOKED UP ABOVE
FINALLY, I UNDERSTOOD THAT FREEDOM IS NOT MADE
OF UNEXISTING LIMITS, THAT NOT ALL TREES OFFER SHADE
I LEARNED THAT THE OLD MAN WAS RIGHT
THE LAST TIME WE HAD A FIGHT
HE SAID TAKE HAPPINESS OVER HATE, FOR LIFE'S TOO SHORT TO WASTE
I MET A LITTLE GIRL WHO WAS DYING AND I PLACED
MY HAND IN HERS AND ASKED HER ARE YOU AFRAID
AND SHE SAID NO IM HAPPY GOD LET ME LIVE, I DONT FEEL BETRAYED
BECAUSE YOU SEE, MY BROTHER DIED AS A BABY
I MET A HOBO WHO SMILED EVEN THOUGH TOMORROW WAS FOR HIM, A MAYBE
AND WHEN I ASKED HIM WHY, WHILE WE GAZED AT THE SEA
HE SAID YOU CANT SEE WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN TOMORROW
SO WHY SPEND TODAY IN SORROW
AND SO I WENT HOME, MY LESSONS HARSHLY LEARNED
TO MY FATHER, AFTER SEVEN YEARS, I RETURNED
AND I STOOD IN FRONT OF HIM, I SHOOK
I COULDNT BEAR TO LOOK
AT HIS NAME ENGRAVED IN POLISHED STONE
AND MY FEELINGS TURNED INTO A RAGING CYCLONE
OH GOD, IF ONLY I'D KNOWN
THAT HE WAS RIGHT, AND I WAS WRONG
THROUGH MY TEARS, I FINALLY MANAGED TO READ THE WORDS
ENGRAVED ON HIS POLISHED STONE, THAT MADE MY HOPE RISE LIKE A BIRD
"I AM ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU."





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