You may have thought I didn't see,
Or that i hadn't heard,
Life lessons that you taught to me,
But I got every word.
Perhaps you thought I missed it all,
And that we'd grow apart,
But Dad, I picked up everything,
It's written on my heart.
Without you Dad,
I wouldn't be person I am today,
You built a strong foundation,
No one can take away.
I've grown up with your values,
And I'm very glad I did,
So here's to you Daddy,
From your forever grateful kid.
The things you taught me I will always know.
How could I not? The roots have sunk so deep,
All lessons of the heart that I will keep,
No matter who I am or where I go.
Kids learn from what their parents are, and so
You are my book of life, the thoughts I reap,
Only in your arms I quiet sleep,
Under my words your voice sings soft and slow.
From you I learned the rules of right and wrong,
Against which I at times had to rebel,
Though with regret I carry with me still.
How lucky I am to have been loved so well,
Even as I pushed against your will,
Relying on a father fair and strong.
Happy Father's Day Dad....