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
I cannot be the Rai 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, dear father,
From your forever little kid.
Your love your care I have grown along,
Stories about you from Mom have made be ever strong,
I fall, I faulted then stood on.
I feel you with me as ever I was borne.
Loving sisters, an angelic mom was all I wanted.
When you are not in sight my life is haunted.
Always heard kids write essay’s about their Daddy’s life
I had one to write about your loving wife.
I stood there waiting in school for some day you will pick me.
I never realize I dream well as reality could be.
But even now I promise dad, for all that has gone out of song.
Rai is ruthless, careless, but I would ever do anything wrong.
Letting you know, that I missed every part of you in my life.
It cuts through my heart like a sharp knife.
Some day will come when I could stand tall as I can.
When the world would speak Rai is not a boy, look at him man.
Some day you will speak from heaven to say Look that is my son,
Some day when my world will lose to me and every battle I won.
This poem was written/submitted by Raiton Menezes.