I want to take this special day
To thank you for being so good to me
You've always been a wonderful father
But my dad you didn't have to be.
I didn't know until I was thirty
That biologically I didn't belong to you
As the tears rolled down my cheeks
My heart didn't want to believe that it was true...
I called you immediately when I found out
And as you shared my grief and tears
We reconfirmed to one another
That it had never mattered through the years
You had loved me as your very own
I had never known anyone but you as my dad
I've always felt so very lucky
Thinking of the type of father I could have had...
You have always been there for me
Picked me up when I have fallen down
When I was upset over something,made a joke
To create a smile from my frown...
You taught me right from wrong...
That the choices that I make do matter
You warned me about the ways of men
When my heart began to pitter patter...
You brought me to church on Sunday and midweek
To teach me the most important thing
That we have to love and honor God
And then eternal life will be for the offering...
So on that sad day that I found out
That you weren't really my father
I may have been upset right then
But now it doesn't even bother...
Because I'm filled with love and grateful for you
And my heart will be forever glad
That although you may not be my father
You've always been the best I could have hoped for as a dad.
Wow Michelle. That was a great poem. You sure put your thoughts and emotions into this wonderful piece. I liked your choice of words as well as the flow. You're doing great. Keep up the wonderful work and I hope to hear from you soon.