Taking Time — Happy Fathers’ Day!

I’m taking the time to stop
And think about you
I try and think of good memories
Of special times
Of unforgettable moments

You probably think
That I don’t care
Nor appreciate you
For what you do
For I have not made an effort
Like this, for you, before

Don’t get me wrong
You and I, we have always been good
I can’t think of a time where I felt
That you weren’t just
Or reasonable enough to understand
But you see, I love you so much
And I don’t think you truly understand that

Let me open up myself
And tell you from deep within
Let me show you
And make you feel
What I truly feel
Let me sing for you again
Songs of beautiful memories
I love you, Pa!
Yes, I do.

I remember those times
The very times when
You had to downplay yourself
To be the cool one
To keep the family going

From a far, I was watching you
And felt your pains
The hurt that you so bravely
And heroically turned into
Positive outcomes
The fact we are still intact today
One family,
We owe it to you

So thank you for your great love
Love that you probably
Tried to show to us in ways
That you know
I’ve got to tell you
You weren’t expressive too, you know
But deep inside I know you do
I’ve always felt it in silence

So let me open up myself
And tell you from deep within
Let me show you
And make you feel
What I truly feel
Let me sing for you again
Songs of beautiful memories
I love you, Pa!
Yes, I do.

© 2014 The Mockingbird in Me

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  3. rommel
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 16:05:02

    I often think that father’s love are overshadowed than that of a mother’s. Father’s love, just like some of the words and thoughts you inserted to your poems, are just in a more silent type. 🙂


    • mockingbird181984
      Aug 09, 2014 @ 08:59:10

      I couldn’t agree more, Rommel. Dads, they keep their emotions to themselves leaving us having to figure out what they truly feel from within. Sorry for this late response. I’ve been really busy with school work these days and have failed to respond back to blogging friends. Will visit your blog soon.


  4. D.G.Kaye
    Jun 16, 2014 @ 13:39:20

    Beautiful tribute to your father Mock. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  5. Imelda
    Jun 16, 2014 @ 13:19:07

    Beautiful. Your father will love this.


  6. Dadicus Grinch
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 15:06:52

    The best gift a person could give his Pa! Well done, my friend!


  7. Eric Tonningsen
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 17:02:45

    A timely and good chirp!


    • mockingbird181984
      Jun 22, 2014 @ 20:16:06

      Thanks, Eric! I’ve been thinking a lot about your post on focusing on what you are really good at or passionate about. I’m thinking of following your advice…soon. Once my younger brother finishes his schooling, I’ll give myself a chance to do what I really wanted to do ever since high school — Music!


  8. Holistic Wayfarer
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 14:06:24

    Very, very sweet.


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