I am Daddy, overworked and under appreciated.
The one who let’s you sleep late on Saturday and get your
I am the homework harasser, face washer, with a little twist of bath.
I am the one you told new jokes too, just to see if I would laugh.
I am the one who helped you with History and introduced you to
relatives you never knew.
And I am the one who spanked you when you filled your aunties
eye with glue.
I am Daddy, I leave ideas out there for you to linger.
I am the one who takes care of you when you are sick
and bandages fingers.
I am the one with little to no income,
but of every crumb I have, you’ve had some.
I am the one who lost arguments just to save face.
I am the one who told you not to play so much
and how to say Grace.
I am the one always pushing, challenging you to do your best.
I taught you how to read, ride a bike, and how to play chess.
I am Daddy, killer of spiders and builder of tents.
I am the one who taught you the difference between
two nickels and ten cents.
I am the one who showed you how to go to bed without
Without me your shoes would slip off because they wouldn’t
be tied tight.
I am Daddy discipliner estraordinaire, the one you told about your
fears and dreams.
The who who told you that you’re not as slick as you think
and things aren’t as bad as they seem.
I am Daddy… and I love you.