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To My Dear Father

Updated on June 20, 2017

My father would pick me up, and hang me upside down, my legs hanging over his shoulders.

He would spin me round and round next to a grand spiral staircase.

I would laugh and cheer for him to go faster.

He would sit me down in his lap and we would watch Naruto late at night while mother slept.

My father is a good man, maybe a little laid back, but a good man none the less.

He has many virtues, and can make even the saddest man smile.

My father is a man who loves nature, who takes me hiking and treats us to ice-cream.

He can be passive, but in his passiveness, he can find happiness.

He is a righteous man, firm and true.

Sometimes I’m tormented by the contrast between my mother, who works her hardest and has nothing,

And my father who sits back, and allows passion to rule him.

Who is right, I wonder?

My father’s smile has always had true happiness,

And I hate the way people speak about him sometimes.

It’s true he hasn’t always been there for his kids, but when he is here, we are happy.

He has disappointed us many times,

But we all disappoint the ones we love at some point.

The thing with time is it gives us the opportunity to make all wrongs right, and face our greatest fears,

It gives us time to take responsibility.

So father, no matter how harsh the words are of those who speak out against you,

To me you have always been a very caring, influential, and loving man,

I will always love you, dad

Happy Father’s Day.

© 2017 Aristotle Wilson

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      Threekeys 5 months ago from Australia

      I love that you love and admire your father as not only your father but also as a whole and complete person as a man. That's not always an easy thing to do.

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      Aristotle Wilson 5 months ago from Vancouver

      @John Hansen

      Thank you, I plan on sending him a copy

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      John Hansen 5 months ago from Queensland Australia

      This is a beautiful Father's Day tribute to your dad. Very heartfelt and well written. I hope he reads it.

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      Aristotle Wilson 5 months ago from Vancouver

      Thank you for reading, whonu

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      whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States

      A beautiful tribute to you father, my friend and many blessings to you and yours on this fine Father's Day weekend. whonu