My Father

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  1. Verbal

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    I looked up, as a child,
    into my father's eyes
    Grim and dark, light and joyous
    Calloused, smart, and wise
    It was then that I decided
    to be just like that man
    in sight and sound and interests,
    in every way I can

    But as I grew, I grew away
    Stopped striving for his likeness
    Stopped being tough and big and strong
    Stopped wanting that grim kindness
    I did not listen to his words
    I went down my own way
    I turned from those who loved me
    Drawing further every day

    Then one day I made a point
    To look down into his eyes
    There they were, concerned for me
    Still calloused, smart and wise
    It was then that I first realized
    I can still be me
    But my respect, my trust, and all my love
    Are his eternally
     
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    Verb, this is awesome! This would make any Father very proud.
     
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    Thank you! I'm actually working on a charcoal drawing of this picture for my Mom's Christmas present.
     
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    I can't wait to get home and post the picture of my Dad that I took. I'll post in another thread though, this is all yours.

    Great work, love that poem too.
     
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    Wonderful portrait and excellent poem as well!
     
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    That is a wonderful, sweet gesture. Both your parents will love it! :D
     
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    Thanks guys =) I gave the poem to my dad awhile after we got in a huge fight and he almost kicked me out of the house, lol... that's the only time I have ever seen him cry.
     
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    That bit of background only makes it better. :thumbup: Very cool. :)
     
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    I know this should probably go in the creative corner forum, but I wanted to post it here. This is a charcoal drawing (done on the computer though) of that picture of my dad. This will be framed for Mom for Christmas, but I think it's gonna be hard for me to wait two months. :p

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    wow.. cool drawing.
     
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    Thank you Bethany =)
     
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    geez, i don't know how you do it. incredible talent you have Verbal!
     

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