Father's Day 2014...
 
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love of my lifeā€¦

heard footsteps closing in behind me
could it be the hiss of the trade wind
reminding me that the shadow
of existence, eastward now inclined

came to mind was the thought
of my daughter, the love of my life
hoping that she will have patience
with increased tolerance to care for
me, now that i need her most

i can be boring with rhetoric talks
played back time and again
liken to an old record, repeating

counter ~ when she was in her learning years
she often times caught and surprised me
with off-the-wall innocent, childlike questions
had me groping for answers, simple to grasp

to be up-to-date of my knowledge
of advance mathematics(Algebra, Trigonometry
Geometry, Physics and Calculus), science
modern technology and flexibility
to adapt with the ever changing trend of life
to be able to assist her with her homework
if asked, but she never did, to be truthful

that she'll maintain
her kind hearted steadfastness
to withstand my utter illiteracy
with modern gadgets
spare her busy time
to teach me the knowhow
not rolling her eyes with
mocking arrogance and stare

in contrast i never showed tiredness
during the times when i taught her
to ride her bike, roller skate
folding/cutting papers to make
airplanes, boats, cups, birds
whatever she came up with
flying kite, throw and catch baseball
most notable of all, teaching her
to drive a car, it was a challenge

to consider those times
watching endless cartoons
Popeye, the sailor man
Escobedo, her favorite characters

taught her to say her name
her address, her favorite food
'my name is Mary Ruth Bebelos
i live in 933 VanNess Street
San Simpinco, Caponia
micdonald, milk with strong(straw)
and french fries'

taught her toughness
to fight back if bullied
if she thought, she was right
never to back off, not to show fear
(probably, it was a mistake though
telling her not to cry, ever)

reliant for her to be sympathetic
never losing the essence
of our conversation
to give me moments to mull
gather my thoughts
if the topic is diverted
she can infer and interpret
without showing impatience

desired expectation when
my tired legs will be too weak
to stand and walk, she will
give me her hands to get me up

the same way when she
attempted to stand, took her first step
steadied and assured her
that she will not fall

she will know and be prepared
when the final reveille is played
when zest of living is gone
everything around me will be abstract

that she will not be saddled
with so much sadness
she must be thankful
of the gifts and blessings
of the good Lord
bestowed on me

never show disgust or anger
not to frown, keep her sweet smile
make me feel, her unfading love
unforgotten were the memories
the quality times we shared

that she will forgive and forget
if i ever faulted with my role as a father
i am aware, i am not perfect
i made mistakes, i am but human

to look for her Mom, to be mindful of her
if ever her Mom interfered with her life
it was for her sake, worrying for her well being
it was only natural for a Mom to be so

to reiterate my heartfelt thanks
of her openness and honesty
that she and i were both transparent
safeguarded the sanctity of secrecy

it is distinct, there is no escape
now that my mind is still clear
to scribble these thoughts
to let her know, how much i truly love her

she will be always the reason
why i refuse to give in, in any way
enjoy the remaining lease of life
to spend with her, not to even think
even for a moment, regrets and otherwise...

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Anything Goes Challenge
with Lady Elianna

By XRifles

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