Treasure Island

April Humason

(Fort Worth, Texas)

A Father's Gift


I was unhappy with my life at 12
You came along and made happiness arise
I thought of death as a easier place
You showed me earth is hard but worth the fight
I hated everything cause of all the screaming and fist fights
You showed me love can be pure and peaceful
I had nothing but the clothes on my back
You gave me everything especially a chance at living
I was struggling about a dad job in life
You thrived at the role of a dad
I got a gift of a happy family
You got the penalty of raising another daughter.

Submitted: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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