Dearest Dad
by Matthew J. Wren, Jr.

I have learned so much from you
I have learned to be honest and true
I have learned to love, not hate
And to never ever discriminate
I have learned that life is hard
And for every mile, I gain a yard
I have learned to be loving and kind
And that itís okay to say whatís on my mind
I have learned to be helpful, patient and strong
And to stay proud even when things go wrong
I have learned to reach high in the sky
And to accept a hug without asking why
I have learned that itís okay to cry
And to not hide pain with a lie
I have learned to laugh and to play
And that itís okay to stop and pray
I have learned this and so much more
And without a doubt, itís you that I adore

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Poem Copyright © 2002 by Matthew J. Wren, Jr.


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