You talked. I listened…
well, sort of.
I know you meant well but I didn’t
give you the time of day
or acknowledge your years of
experience as a gold mine of wisdom
at my fingertips. I was young, dumb,
prideful and arrogant which became
a false footing in life. Through it all,
you didn’t say much to deter me from
my rash, immature thinking that led
to so many decisions I regret now as
an adult. I wish I would have listened
let you be the father you knew how
to be but couldn’t because I didn’t allow
you. Funny how life is an amusement
park of rides, affording us opportunities
to accept and admit our wrongs,
allowing us to grow in a direction of
abundance. So dad, on this father’s day,
I want to tell you that you were right all
and because of you, in the deep recesses
of my brain, I hear your voice loud and clear.
Thank you for being the dad
you knew I needed you to be.
Happy Father’s Day!
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