Poem for Dad

You may not be the wealthiest Man

let alone be famous

You may not make the trending topics

or the list of the greatest Men

but you are my foundation.

You sacrificed a whole lot

to let me build upon.

Even when juvenile delinquency

consumed my tender existence

still, like a shepherd

You found a way to lead me home

to safety, where I should be.

Now I’m grown

to see and understand

as much as I’ve grown

to discover my pots of gold.

All I can say is

I’ll invest each ounce

Until I become

the wealthy famous Man

that makes the trending topics;

one of the greatest to have lived;

My only prayer is you live to witness

while I watch the smile on your face.

Written for my Dad and shared with O.S.W