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Daddy, You're My Hero

January 29, 2010
By WriteForLove GOLD, New Iberia, Louisiana
WriteForLove GOLD, New Iberia, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live."


Daddy, you're my hero. 
You raised me right. 
Why won't you get that? 
I make mistakes, 
I'm not a horrible person. 
I have morals. 
I know right from wrong. 
I know who I am. 
I'm growing up. 
No, you didn't do it all right. 
You did your best, 
And as you taught me, 
That's all that matters. 
The best things I learned 
Were from you. 
Does it matter that I can spell
Or solve an equation?  
You would tell me no. 
What matters is what's in my heart, 
Who I am, 
What I do to better the world. 
I'm not perfect, 
Neither are you, 
And you never pretended to be. 
For that, I love you. 
So take your own advice. 
Don't be so hard on yourself
Because you weren't the best parent.
You also weren't the worst, by far. 
Why can't you understand? 
You made mistakes, 
But you tried, 
And that's more than most can say. 
You never gave up. 
I love you. 
Daddy, don't you get it? 
You're my hero.  


The author's comments:
This is just about my father, who never gave up on me, but doesn't get that he was a good parent. He's so hard on himself and it hurts me.

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on Feb. 12 2010 at 7:17 pm
DallysGrrl PLATINUM, Middlesex, New Jersey
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:-D ur welcome!!

on Feb. 12 2010 at 5:06 pm
WriteForLove GOLD, New Iberia, Louisiana
13 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live."

Awe thank youu!

on Feb. 12 2010 at 4:32 pm
DallysGrrl PLATINUM, Middlesex, New Jersey
20 articles 0 photos 199 comments
This made me teary-eyed!!!! my daddys my hero, 2, and this hit me hard. it was really great!!