It's Poetry Friday AND my dad's birthday, so I'm reposting a poem I wrote and shared a few years ago:
A Phone Call with my Father
I called to thank them for my birthday present.
I fill him in on life here,
The latest micro-dramas,
The antics of the dog.
He tells me of life there and how
My mother is working too hard
He tells me of mill closings and
Changes in the football roster.
He also fills me in on the latest family gossip
Telling tales of my sister,
Once again proving she's a
And even though she's younger
When I grow up, I want to be
Three things before you go.
Two are standard father/daughter things.
You hadn't read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee?
And then before we hang up,
Before he tells me he loves me,
Before he sends his regards to Dan
(and the dog),
He wishes me good luck,
Knowing full well the world we live in,
The obstacles I face,
But still fully believing
That his little girl can do
Round up is over at The Drift Record
Happy Birthday Dad!