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Heir-A-Parent

by Nicole D Gregory

I'm gonna go away
I'm gonna learn to play
that acoustic guitar of my dad's

Then I'm gonna write the words
I'm gonna sing the songs
that will take away this heartbreak
that breaks in me so bad

You said you met that man
the only man
I've ever known my whole life
You met him once ~ maybe twice

It made me feel sorry for you
so sorry I cried for me
and that's why I'm going away
because if you don't know him
you can't understand me

Sit'n down to a conversation
would only get you lost in the Grand Canyon
that makes me who I am

It was tears of black mascara
that made the highways from
West to East
We drove them together
say'n things would be better
and as any good daughter
knows her dad
lays down his heart and soul
to wipe away the tears
but reality rewrites the fears

When you're all alone
know there's something that I could see
~is the man you just might be
like the one who unwillingly said
goodbye to me

The battle was not his to win
but it was ours to fight
The war rages on
and if you look
you see
I was born to be
the daughter of the man
who's standards are of the
highest quality
and they resonate in you
but you're not for me

It made me feel sorry for you
so sorry I cried for me
and that's why I am going away
because if you don't know him
you can't understand me

~N

02/25/2014

Author's Note: I miss my dad. I am lost without him. I love him. ~N

Posted on 02/26/2014
Copyright © 2020 Nicole D Gregory

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/26/14 at 11:03 AM

Nicely put Nicole. I like the honest open heartedness of this piece, especially having lost my own dad almost two years ago. I especially like:and as any good daughter knows her dad lays down his heart and soul to wipe away the tears but reality rewrites the fears

Posted by Joe Cramer on 02/26/14 at 01:20 PM

... an excellent write!!!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 02/26/14 at 04:58 PM

Comes through as heartfelt and authentic. Trust your writing helps you to adjust to your father's being gone. Miss him but be consoled with good memories.

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