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I Forgive You Father

To you I was probably a mistake !!
mom's pregnancy was no piece of cake,
but God did what it takes -
for me to be born.

I didn’t come in form of a rose,
but instead I was a pinching thorn,
without any value nor purpose -
just like a piece of corn.
But Christ’s grace was sufficient for me to be born

I was named after you...
I have your eyes, your hair, your lips.
I am the reflection of your youth.

I hated it  when people compared me to you.
I hated your habits;
all your addictions. 
I hated  you..

Mom left me before turning six,
and you left me when i was twelve -
even when mom left I felt all by my self.

In my teen years I was desperate -
looking for love.
So I became an outlaw thug,
but in the heart...
I was in need of a fatherly hug.

I needed  discipline, instruction, and advise -
instead you gave me a cold shoulder,
and a heart made out of ice.

I felt more comfort from the roaches and mice,
than turning into a man whose life was full of vice.
Nothing was hidden from me!!
I was looking right through your eyes.

But now you have Christ..
So we share something in common -
that love is not a feeling,
but a choice we both made -
when praying and kneeling.
Forgive me Lord...prayer surpassing the ceiling.

I forgive you,
just like Joshua forgave me.
and I love you,
just like God loved me.
and I will die for you!!
just like the Messiah  die for me.

I love you Dad, and I forgive you.

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  1. Date: 12/17/2012 4:41:00 PM
    Totally awesome words and the way you put it together. I wrote one called Lilian" for my Mom. GREAT WRITE Happy Holidays ;}

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 8:06:00 PM
    Geez! I hope your dad reads this? It's great to read of someone who knows what the meaning of forgiveness is.You've got a heart full of love.I went thru all of that myself...Write on,and on my friend.

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 11:47:00 PM
    oh..teary eyed when reading this... awesome poem.. I like it Dioqenes..thanks for sharing.. **Maria**

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    Date: 8/29/2012 11:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad you liked it. thank you very much for reading it. Dio