I Love You Daddy ~ Every Day of the Year
Of all the men I’ve ever met
None of them made me forget.
What a man is supposed to be
One of many things you’ve taught me
How to love without trying
Drying tears when one's crying
How to love unconditionally
Loving, never selfishly
In all the things I’ve learned from you
I’ve learned to love and be loved too.
There might’ve been rough moments
All along the way
But always knew you loved me
Each and every day.
Times I thought you never cared
Those teenage years left you scared.
These are things I know today
Back then your words could not convey.
You didn’t want to hold me down
Just tried to protect my precious crown
Not a prisoner; but a princess in your eyes
Kept me from the most dangerous of guys.
I’m sorry for the days I resented
When my freedom was not consented
I was looking to be free
You were only protecting me.
Things a child cannot understand
When a dad holds out his hand
He offers it lovingly
Not letting go until ready.
I thought I knew what I needed
If not for you I’d be defeated
It’s thanks to you, I wasn’t cheated
Learning how a lady should be treated.
Of all the things you’ve done wrong
I’ve never seen you as less than strong
A human, a man, life before being dad
The things that shaped you, both good and bad
You couldn’t read it from a book
Or write your own ‘how-to’
But everything you’ve done as dad
Rewind the time, still hope you’d do!