Dad I forgive you for the time we have missed.
I forgive you for the wrong things said.
I forgive you for mistakes in the past, they are dead.
I realize the love you have for me.
For my heart is the same with my children you see.
I accept you now the way that you are
Your uniqueness is only that of a star
Dad I will tell you this now, which seems hard to say
I love you dearly in my own special way
You have given me a strength that I can’t explain
And I remember you said be proud of my name
Life hands us all great lessons to learn
Some upfront, some hard to discern.
Dad I know your Dad didn’t show his love when you were a kid.
The pain you endured has been so great but you have lived.
And it is, at this moment that counts and you have a chance to share
All that life taught you with none to spare
In understanding at this time what has happened here
I hope we can be closer than ever this year
Open your mind and your wisdom to me.
So to nourish the tools to be greater than thee
Maybe through ME your gifts will go on
And peace is yours and we will all have won