Dear Dad

August 5, 2011
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Dear Dad,

Every time I start to whine
And the times I can’t help but cry
Your support does not wait to shine,
Even through that sophisticated black tie.

Every time I giggle
Or even smile in all the wrong places,
I see you wriggle
With the pride that you are not making all mistakes

Whether I am happy or upset for no reason,
I can see you struggle and make sure,
I know you will be there through every season,
And I can see it even behind that demure.

No matter how much I try
I can’t make up what you’ve done for me
So let me apologize from the beginning
Because whatever I have put you through,
You have taken it while still grinning.

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Krisscross said...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 1:34 pm
I love the flow of rhyme in this poem and the message behind it all. It's so true to the relationship of father and daughter :) Great job!
BreeTayler This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 8:29 pm
I LOVE THIS! It's cute, slightly humorous, deep, touching, relatable... Everything a poem should be! Haha Brava!
dancestar replied...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm
haha...thanks tht means a lot :)
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