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Thanks Dad

June 19, 2016
By angel_of_silence PLATINUM, Cotulla, Texas
angel_of_silence PLATINUM, Cotulla, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
“The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he'd learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.” -Jace Wayland City of Bones


Hey Dad,
I just wanted to say thank you
Thanks for giving me the money I needed
It all really helped me with everything
Bought me clothes, food, eventually a phone
Let me go on all my school trips

Thanks for going to all those football games
I knew how much you really cared when
I would look for you in the stands
And would see your face there
Watching closely how the band performed

Thanks Dad
Really, from the bottom of my heart
Because without you
I wouldn't be who I am today

Thanks for showing me how horrible people can be
When those "daughters" and wife of yours,
When they bullied is to no end
And all you did was stare

Thanks for showing me how selfish you could be,
When we had to take you to court
All because you didn't want to pay child support

Thanks, really I knew how much you cared when I saw you at those games
You never went for me,
Never watched me on that football field
Always watched everyone else

Thanks for disappointing me Dad
Thanks for all the cards you never sent
The Christmas and birthday wishes
For denying me even though the blood test said
It said that I was 99.9 percent yours

Thanks Dad
Really, from the bottom of my heart
Because without you
I wouldn't be who I am today

Thanks Dad
Because of you, I'm confident
I know what's it's like not to have a father
I know what not to do
I've learned how to treat a person right

Thanks Dad
Because of you, I could love my mom more
And my love will be something you may never see


The author's comments:

It's a bit emotional, but I had wanted to write something like this for a while. Thank you for reading


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