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Not so Perfect Dad


You’re not so perfect, Dad, we know
But who can find one, who can show?
Oh, Dad we love you even so
For you have loved us as we grow

We took for granted what you say
We took for granted that you pray
Misunderstood the complex way
You help no matter who are they

The sound of motorcycle roars
The groovy outfits that you wore
Girls hug and kiss you, give you score
The children love you even more

We’ll miss your laughter, smile and tear
We’ll miss the way you bring us cheer
We’ll miss your songs we seldom hear
We’ll miss the notes you post we fear

Sometimes respect we sure denied
When we grew wiser, hurt your pride
Now Jesus Christ in you abide
Our teardrops flow now that you died

Copyright © Lito Barcena | Year Posted 2012

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  1. Date: 3/21/2016 9:30:00 PM

    Nice to read this one again, Lito. LINDA
  1. Date: 1/15/2016 9:33:00 PM

    Lito, I like every line of your poem above. Thank you for sharing. ** SKAT **
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 10:17:00 PM

    a very heartfelt poem dear LITO, HI! i'm taking it upon myself to enjoy every poem you post on this site from here on... please add more poetry to your list..I enjoyed this poem in which is the only one on the soup.... always~ LINDA
  1. Date: 1/5/2013 3:59:00 PM

    Welcome to poetry Soup, an interesting write. Light & Love
  1. Date: 12/25/2012 11:44:00 AM

    Awwww so warm!