Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A RIDE WITH MY FATHER

I often felt it;
no one was blessed as I was for having you
Mother chose to fall in love well
and I thank her for making the right choice
You, daddy was the right choice

You loved her at the very best
You never cheated;
you said she was your equal
She came first in everything

You were a good example in all you do
 No domestic chore was too unmanly for you
You made us breakfast, lunch and dinner
you bathed me, you washed my clothes

You gave me a great mentality
You made me believed in me
You said I would excel
because I have got a good brain
You said too, that I was equal to any boy even better
I was happy to have you, daddy
Very happy I was

Though we weren’t rich
but I had the best father!
You and mother contributed to everything
You would hug and tell her she was everything
You bonded in a “too good to be true” way and I was proud

I rode with you to school
and to everywhere else
in you motorcycle I called “our jeep”
I could remember the way it made you laugh
I would cling to you
Laid my head on your back with no worries
Trusting you
Lost in my own world of sheer happiness


The ride with my father
was the best part of my life
I bonded with you as no daughter has
You told me I was worth more than a 100 boy-child
I was the apple of your eyes!!!

But now I ride with you no more
I could not impress you with excellent marks
and my silly little jokes any more
I could not compete with mummy as her rival
seeking your attention any more
You left without saying goodbye

All mother does these days is sit at your favorite spot
gazing into the sky, reminiscing the old times
and talking to know one in particular
Could you be the one she commune with?
 I wonder

I remembered our last conversation
Where you told me I am the best and
I should always remember daddy loves me
That was what you said
and now I ride with you no more


FYI: This is a fiction, the poem has no link with me

42 comments:

Jaycee said...

Beautiful post. Good and lasting memories...they will never leave you. Cherish them because ur dad would want u to.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner eh? ooooh...I want a man like that (hope I already have him...lol)

"Though we weren’t rich but I had the best father!" Love that line!

30+ said...

Eh ya sorry about that.

At least the legacy goes on.

Free-flowing Florida said...

this is so touching. has he been gone 4 long? eh ya. take heart, dear. am sure u miss u terribly. it's well

Standtall said...

Jaycee and 30+:
Thanks, I just wrote this poem when I saw a father riding with his daughter in the rain taking her to school. I love the way she laid her head on him, clinging tightly to him for protection. And I wrote this piece.

aloted said...

aww...lovely poem..really inspiration...i remember u told me once that your dad passed away sometime ago...but am glad to know he is very much alive in your heart.

Thank God for God fearing and Real men who become fathers...

Zena said...

it was a beautiful piece Standtall

OluwaDee said...

Your r'ship with your dad is one to cherish.

I pray your mum finds strength & comfort 4rm Gods love. amen.

Jarrai said...

Awwww, what a beautiful piece. Really nice...men like this are indeed rare gems....nice post

LG said...

lol@in you motorcycle I called “our jeep
Nice, very nice but
dearie, u must teach me how to write poem o.lollll
thankGod for fathers

BTW U ve been tagged, run to my blog for details, lolllll

Kemmie said...

Nice post. Funny, I just wrote a short poem for someone with the exact opposite experience with their father....Maybe I should post it one day. Rock on!

*How bodi?

Standtall said...

@ Aloted; thanks but this is a fiction o. This is not ma papa's relationship with me. Though he too was a great man

@ Zena: thanks dearie

@ oluwadee: Hmmm, my dad and mum were gone. I am an orphan. This peom was just an inspiration and a world I would like to see...

@ Jarrai: thank dearie

felix said...

Lovely poem, but still didnt get the end... did the father leave or he died?

Afrobabe said...

Gosh...that fiction line should have been first...could have saved me the water works.....

had tears streaming down my face before seeing the fiction part...mchhhhewwwww.

Kai, babe..that poem is touching oh...great work..emotions felt..

Grahamn Kracker said...

Powerful poem - glad it is fiction, not really you.

Real talent you have there - to look at two other people and then to describe a world both so warm and hurt that is, indeed, a real world for someone.

dat one okrika girl...xyz said...

Oh God I love my daddy so much!! (i just had to share that, now let me go scream it from the roof tops)


The poem is great!

Kin'shar said...

aww you made me cry. My father and I are the best of friends. I cant even imagine ever being with my father. My dad has been going through illness and has been going hanging on by the strength of God and many many prayers across the globe.

I too thank my mom for the dad that she has chosen for me. Although, she wouldnt agree with me but I know that God has given him to me for a purpose and it is up to me to now fulfill that purpose in life.

WeirdGurl said...

awww this is so sweet, i mean the r/ship btw father & daughter.
nice blog.
weirdbabe.blogspot.com

Tairebabs said...

awww this was heart felt. It kindoff reminded me about the relationship between one of my close friends and her father. she lost her father in our final year at the university. They were so close.

Very nice post.

Sasuke said...

THanks for putting up the disclaimer i was almost assuming you were the one.lol

beautiful post

Tears said...

Lovely write up!!

fellow contestant! hope u warming up GOOOOOOOOOOD!
Just playing :P good luck!
~kisses~

Tears said...

ma bad! u aint a contestant right???
well hope u delete that comment and vote for me even though i would suck!!!
http://www.blogvilleidol08.blogspot.com/
~kisses~

Standtall said...

LG:
Noooooooooooooooooooo tag gini? I no want!!!

Kemmi:
I am fine dearie. Put up the peom, I will like to read it.

Felix:
That kind of a father can't just leave, death took him.

Afrobabe:
O you ctied, pele my dear, if I put the fiction up first, the message will be lost

Gosh...that fiction line should have been first...could have saved me the water works.....

had tears streaming down my face before seeing the fiction part...mchhhhewwwww.

Kai, babe..that poem is touching oh...great work..emotions felt..


Grahamn Kracker:
Whao, I feel proud that you think about this peom this way. tahnks. By the way, I am an orphan too

Dat one okrika girl:
hmmm daddy's girl

Kin'shar:
I am sorry about your dad's illness. God will restore back his health in no time.


Wierdgurl:
thank God you left a comment this time and not just your url. Don't worry, I have your blog listed on my blogline's reader. You are trutlly weird!

Tairebabs:
Hmmmm good to know there was a father like that. How I wish all fathers will be down to earth with thier daughters/sons. BTW, I got tagged by LG. If I catch her, hmm dont let me talk

Sasuke:
I wish I was the one. Though my old dad tried to be there for me when he was alive. I am an orphan

Tears: Yeah dearie, I got the gist. I wasn't contesting but I am watching out for you folks. All the best

NigerianDramaQueen said...

This was beautiful.Just beautiful! There is no bond like the one b/w a father and his daughter. Beautiful, poignant, and simple-I love this! Pat yourself on the back!!

Parakeet said...

How come you managed to mirror ur thot so well if it does not have any link to you. Shows how much creativity is embedded in you. Very well written.

Charizard said...

Some people no fi read o...she talk say the tory na fiction abi na only me see am like that?

mehn...this thing is too touching abeg...makin me wish for lots more than I currently have with ma father...

Standtall said...

NDQ:
I am giving the "patting" as u said. Thank you, thank you

Parakeet:
You sure know how to encourage someone. Thanks dearie.

Charizard: I put up the disclaimer after some bloggers assumed it was my story. I am happy you like the peom. Nice to speak to you really

aloted said...

ah so na fiction..lol..ok no wahala...nice poem still!

Dee! said...

This is so "touchingly sweet". I feel the emotion and the bond between the father and the child in the poem. While I was reading and even after reading, I felt like I feel whenever I listen to "Dance with my Father" by Luther Vandross.

You are a good poet. Keep it up!

princekay123 said...

Nice one. Very creative and fictitious.

Grahamn Kracker said...

Standtall, the fact that you are an orphan makes the poem that much more powerful to me. Wish I could put my arms around you, call you "daughter" and adopt you.

Since I can't, I will call you "friend."

LoLu said...

Beautiful poem. I wish.

rohit said...

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

you are fantastic!!!

a kiss for you, my dear friend!

god bless u dear

can we exchange our link

r u ready to do?


hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

você é fantástico!

um beijo para você, meu caro amigo!

Deus te abençoe u Caro

podemos trocar os nossos link

r u disposta a fazer?

Abby said...

lovely post...does remind me of my dad....

AJIKE said...

i love it standtall
at first i thought it was about u
and realised it was a fiction
love it anyways
have a fab weekend love

Minky said...

Awww, very nice poem.

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey StandTall!!

Without any doubt, the greatest man I have ever loved as been my father...

This poem is so touching...so beautiful....so heart felt...

Thank you for sharing this!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Standtall said...

Aloted:
Yes o na fiction but it was surely to pass a message across

Dee:
hmmm you are right. It sure reminds one of "Dance with my Father" b by Vandross

Standtall said...

Princekay123: thanks dearie


Blogger Grahamn Kracker: hmmm so touching your comment. Thanks a lot. Why can't you adopt me? (lol)

Lolu: Hmmm, you wish?

Rohit: thanks. I was once at your blog but couldnt get more out of it, I will visit again to see more of your work

Abby: hmmm you dad must really have being a wonderful father

Standtall said...

Ajike mi owon, se alaafia ni owa? Bawo ni ojo seri nibe yen? Thanks for this comment. I do hope you are cool

Standtall said...

Minky: Thanks

Blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com:
Hey Lisa, your dad msut b e very proud of you. Thanks for contributing

Today's ranting said...

Oh wow! A very nice piece. I love poems a lot and I apreciate this. Gud work!

Today's ranting said...

Oh wow! A very nice piece. I love poems a lot and I apreciate this. Gud work!

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