GEN Nelson

Dear Dad - Poem by GEN Nelson

Dear Dad,

The one who's so crazy,
The one who has The Look,
The one who first inspired me
To fill my room with books;

The one who took my hand
To teach me how to catch dinner,
The one who reminded me
That I'll always be a winner;

The one who sang with me,
And made me forget my fears,
The one who cradled me,
And knew there was more to life than tears;

The one who created life
In a corner of dirt,
The one who nurtured my own life
In my times of deep hurt;

The one who's not skinny,
The one who's not fat,
The one who dresses like a sultan
In his onion head hat;

The one who crab-walks the room,
The one who sprung me off his knee,
The one who knew I wouldn't listen,
So he taught me to see;

The one who makes me laugh,
The one who makes me smile,
The one who one day will
Walk me down the isle,

I love you.
That's all I wanted to say.
So hold your head high—
This is your day.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Some may have noticed that there is a reference to the song 'Comfort Eagle' by Cake, and I'd like to inform the audience that that song is kind of a theme for my dad and me. The lines used are our favorite, and we reference them often, so I felt it was appropriate to mention them in a father's day poem.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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