#287: The Resident 12 Year Old Writes a Bunch of Easter Egg Notes for His Dad

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(a found poem, with minor edits)

Out of all the people
I could think to be my dad,
you fall into that category easily.
Thank you for making me
grilled cheese sandwiches
so I don’t die.
All around people love you
(the person in front of you,
your lodge buddies, your
workspace friends, etc.);
you know I don’t have
to explain that one.
You’re like a gallon of
chocolate milk–you’re sweet,
and love to have a breakfast.
Your skill with music
never decreases.
Thank you for helping me
through the tough parts
of growing up. In the scary
room you will find a special
treat. When we have
each other we have
everything. You are simply
amazing and life would
be different in a bad way
without you. When I am
playing upstairs when
the dirty girls are over,
I think, wow, their music
is coming along and it’s
enjoyable. You have always
been a kind and loving person
in my life. We are so lucky
to have the house we live in
and the Tanas and Rubies
we have, the bread that goes
on the table because you worked
hard and got what we need
to survive in this cruel world.
But all this just makes the world
less cruel. I loved you yesterday,
I love you still, I always have,
I always will.
Don’t facebook this shit xoxo.

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Filed under Family, Parenting, Poetry

2 responses to “#287: The Resident 12 Year Old Writes a Bunch of Easter Egg Notes for His Dad

  1. I love this so very very much. Thank you for sharing. It’s touching and hilarious and deep and heartbreaking and uplifting all at once…just like parenting…πŸ’–πŸŒˆπŸ™πŸΌβœ¨πŸŒŽπŸ¦„πŸŒΏ

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