Caroline Guedes

Rookie - 0 Points (July 27,1982 / Ottawa, Ontario Canada)

Pack Rat - Poem by Caroline Guedes

Sometimes I have to wonder Father
If I really am your daughter
There is little we have in common
I know you treat me like a son

You keep many collections
Of silly, worthless possesions
and yet you treat them like gold
Was I once a child so easily sold?

You tell me they're for your future grandchild
I have to sit and contemplate a smile
For I can picture how he or she would enjoy
the plethora of dolls, gumball machines and toys

I love when you look at me and say
this will all be worth thousands someday
But all I dare to see, frankly, is a big mess
The collections you have can be hideous, I confess

Yet I love the way you're so sincere
How you beam at it's growth each year
I know you know you're a pack rat
But it's just one more thing to love about you Dad

Comments about Pack Rat by Caroline Guedes

  • (1/15/2008 11:28:00 AM)

    What a delightful poem. Both the love you have for your father and his for you are revealed. Loving despite any flaws or different values is essential among family members and your poem highlights that so nicely. Sometimes the 'pack-rat' gene skips a generation so your father's collections may indeed be most welcome down the line. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008

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