Treasure Island

Beau Bennett

(10-25-80 / Seattle)

When I Was A Child


When I was a child, I saw a man that I wanted to be like
he was full of confidence, charisma, foresight, and insight
when I was a child I made myself a tiny little wish
that man was my father and I wanted to be more fatherish
it seemed all his plans where made to fruition
I always hoped, someday I'd get his fatherly intuition
when I was a child my father made sure I wanted for not
he did it with such ease I never knew how much he thought
when I was a child my father seemed so mighty and tall
now that I'm older all I fear is when my father will fall
it seemed like a thing that never could come to be
I dread life without him, for he's so much stronger than me
I hope that someday hell go to sleep without worry
knowing his small child has grown strong and burly
I just wanted you to know father, that all my mistakes are mine
and you taught me everything good in me with your wisdom filled mind

Dedicated to Dennis Bennett

written by beau bennett 3-12-09

Submitted: Sunday, April 12, 2009
Edited: Sunday, April 12, 2009

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