.the fathers whom are dads;
.mums who are dads;
.male role model dads; and
.people who care more than a father ever has ….
HAPPY DAD’S DAY TO ALL OF YOU AND THANKYOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!!!
A father …
~ makes strong swimmers ~ asks their five year old to keep the secret of a newborn to another woman ~ reminds his daughter about the cost of child support ~ calls a child a drama queen after falling down a flight of stairs … two decades later she’ll learn ligaments were severed during the fall ~ declines his daughter’s 30thbirthday/European farewell because of a concert ~ requests a daughter to reproduce because maybe he’ll be a better grandfather than father
A dad …
~ makes fond memories not quantified by money ~ can recall the name of a friend his daughter has had in her lifetime ~ reminds their child they are supported behind the scenes ~ calls a child after their 18th birthday ~ recalls with pride he once watched his daughter on stage ~ desires for a daughter to be happy and sets a benchmark for her partners to be
Exactly seven years ago tomorrow I called my father for help for the first time. It was made clear it would be the last. A family member had violently assaulted me for the second time. My father gave conditions. Get over it in eight weeks.
During this time his chosen family went skiing. He damaged his shoulder. I helped dress him not having a single memory of being helped myself. Cooking for him not recalling a single meal he had ever cooked.
At eight weeks there was the door. Homeless, unemployed, respiratory infection, taking medication I couldn’t afford and a summoning for jury duty.
Earlier this year I needed help. Contacting the name on my birth certificate wasn’t even a consideration. The last I spoke with my father, almost three years ago, it was made clear I was not part of his chosen family.
If you are only as sick as your secrets, hiding this piece of puzzle has only been to my detriment. Hopefully in being vocal this is one less burden, especially this weekend, for my head to bare.
"You're the best part of me and my prettiest smile.
You are every beat of my heart and the most satisfying breath.
You are the taste that made all others seem bland and the pair of eyes that keep me awake at night.
You are the stars in the sky that guide me in the dark and every ray of sunshine that touches my skin.
You are every whisper that the wind brings close to my ears and the music that heals my soul.
You are the most beautiful sunrise I've ever seen and the sunset that brings colours to my world.
You are the lust that makes me shiver, crumble, and the most delirious thought that changes all of my desires.
You are the sun, you are the moon, you are the earth I walk on and the sky above me.
You are my everything, yet no one at all.
You are the expectations that will always make me fall. " #poem#writing#loveyourself#standtall#selfcare#selflove#writer#memyself&i #youare#enjoylife#enjoyyourself#happiness#creation#pieceofme#pieceofwriting
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