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Paternal Parental Unit

by Christel Crews

I am not one to depend on anyone
If it can't be done, then I couldn't do it alone
I've learned so many wonderful traits from him

As a child, he was a distant figure
He provided and prayed, but rarely had time to play
I saw him come and go any time of night or day

In adolescence, I resented him
His distance spoke absence of love, so I pushed away
I filled my days with many things, a shadow he became

Graduation came and realization hit
All those years, he worked and filled his plate for me
So I would have a home, food and live fearless, free

Resentment faded and I began to see
The wisdom and strength he walked with day to day
No matter how far I strayed, he was there to lend me aid

Even though he's miles away
(and I'm all grown up per se)
I find I long for his thoughts when decisions arise
and I want him to know the ins and outs of my life

I am amazed to see how much of him is me
and I hope to one day pass on this legacy
of faith and love, and safety my daddy gave to me.

I love you

06/23/2003

Author's Note: well, obviously its about my dad, i guess you could say this came about b/c of Father's Day but it didn't. i was just recollecting the other day at how my relationship with my dad has changed and how i see things so differently now and this is what came out.

Posted on 06/24/2003
Copyright © 2019 Christel Crews

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by David R Spellman on 06/25/03 at 03:18 AM

Great transitions here in your realization of what he gave you. Its sad that we seem to disregard some of those things for a while but if fortunate we come around to seeing it like you have so well shown here.

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