Davy's Last Words

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I carried your name;
And your legacy too.
I promised you loyalty,
And to that I was true.
Whatever you asked of me,
Whatever it was,
I did it willingly
Without second thought.

Why then, Pa,
Was I not good enough?
I did what you told me.
I was strong, I was tough.
But how hard I tried,
How hard I could be,
You looked straight to the boy
Standing beside me.

He didn't want to work with me.
For us he didn't care.
He only wanted his girl
The rest of which he could bear.
But you saw him as a son,
So I saw him as a brother.
Even though I wished
You'd favour the other.

But as time went on I forgot to envy.
I began to like my new sibling.
He didn't feel the same, but
Of his acceptance I got a slight inkling.
I felt happier thanks to this.
I walked tall instead of trailed.
I thought you'd like me more now,
It didn't occur to me that I'd failed.

Now lying here, by your own accord,
I can't help but think of what I did.
How I hurt Viola, and therefore Todd.
It's not your forgiveness I ask for, Pa, but his.

Davy.





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