For All the Times: A poem in memory of my father for Father’s Day
For all the times I never told you thank you,
For all the times I ignored what you said,
For all the years I acted so indifferent,
I want to say how much I thank you, Dad.
These are the things I should have often told you,
But usually they were left unsaid;
Now these are words that weigh heavy upon me —
How much I want to say, I love you, Dad.
For all the times you reached and I rebuffed you,
For all the years I scoffed at things you said,
I want to say how much I miss my father,
And how I wish I could tell you now, Dad