Archive for April, 2010

I wanted to make you proud but I couldn’t.

I aimed to please you with my work but I failed.

I tried to win the race against time but I finished last.

I sought to please you with my new family but it never happened.

I fought to avenge you but your transgressors prevailed.

I attempted to honor your name while you are around but I am forced to wait.

I weathered the seas seeking the western promises under your blessing but I have yet to reach a shore.

You believed in me when the entire world did not.

You gave me hope when all was lost.

You granted me a chance when no one else did.

You said “Go child, seize the world” and I haphazardly implemented.

You call me your son yet I do not act like one.

You continue to believe in me yet I don’t.

You pushed me to pursuit the western promises and I doubted.

You are the kindest father I have,

the supportive pillar I was granted.

Please do not go, not now, not in pain.

You gave us your life and its works yet we ask for your flesh.

You did your best and for us it was not enough.

You continue to sacrifice for us and we see nothing but our ugly selves.

You offer gratefully and we snatch unappreciatively.

You bestow diamonds to cover plump necks yet we judge you for swapping your weary collar.

You risk death heeding our feelings and we in vigor disregard yours.

You are ever grateful for our mere existence while we await the end of your triumphant self.

If it means anything, I am I grateful.

I am sorry I could not do more for you.

I love you.

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