A Dad

Anyone can be a father,
It’s not that hard to do.
But a dad on the other hand,
Takes a special person just like you.

You’re eyes were two gleaming stars,
This matched your snow-white smile,
And you always had to look your best,
You had such a dashing style.

I see you in every plant,
Every flower, grass stem, and tree,
Because of how you loved gardening,
How it brought you serenity.

Remember swimming every day
If it was warm enough outside?
Remember making those whirl pools,
Then letting them take us for a ride?

Your paintings cover the walls,
So I can see them every day.
This helps me hold my head up higher,
And know it’s going to be ok.

Its way too much for words,
But I’ll at least attempt to tell,
How I loved you so much.
When you died my world fell.

I love you to the moon and back.
Multiply that times 5.
And that amount of love never changed,
Although you are no longer alive





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Armyj13 said...
Mar. 11, 2013 at 5:36 pm
This poem is amazing. Keep your head up!
 
Interminable_Dreamer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm
Thanks! I'm doing my best
 
deepoceanblue said...
Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm
Awesome poem :) It reminds me a lot of one I wrote. :)
 
deepoceanblue replied...
Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm
http://www.teenink.com/poetry/free_verse/article/491247/Stop-Loving-You/
 
Interminable_Dreamer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm
It was a really good poem. And thanks!
 
Becky12321 said...
Mar. 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm
I'm literally about to cry soo beautiful  
 
Interminable_Dreamer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 15, 2013 at 3:28 pm
Thank you so much! Please share with your friends.
 
necci said...
Dec. 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm
amazing thats is a very true poem  
 
Interminable_Dreamer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm
Thank you. I love hearing your opinions and it's an honor to have this many people care.
 
Ginga-Ninga said...
Dec. 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm
Truly amazing, and so horrid to here the world is not perfect....sadly.... I hope I can get it out there for you... you are loved as he watches you grow and shine from above.
 
Interminable_Dreamer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm
Thank you so much! You have been so helpful, and I appreciate it! I owe you.
 
Ruby-Paige-Rose said...
Sept. 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm
I love how you said your love couldnt be put into words but you tried anyway. You did a phenominal job!
 
Interminable_Dreamer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm
Your words mean so much to me! All I can do is ask that you share this with more people. My goal is to get it published. <3 Again, thank you.
 
GODGirl-MadiGrace said...
Sept. 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm
This is so sad but i love it and can feel a tiny piece of how you feel even though i have never experienced a parent die. I love the details. and Im sorry about your dad.
 
Interminable_Dreamer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm
<3 thank you very much. It always makes me smile when I read comments like yours. I know my dad would be proud and to hear your words is just the cherry on top. Thank you again.
 
Writer_Jordan said...
Jul. 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm
This made me soooo sad, well written, sorry for your loss!
 
Interminable_Dreamer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm
I appreciate your comment. Thank you and I'm glad you could feel the emotion I put into this.
 
lizerina776 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm
I really felt the emotion in this poem, and it must have been hard to write. May your dad rest in peace <3
 
Interminable_Dreamer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm
It was a bit of a struggle, because I had so much emotions mixing at the same time. Thank you so much though.
 
-QUEENCOURT-neyElaine said...
Jul. 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm
omg that was truely amazing, i had a tear in my eye as i read it
 
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