Four-to-Nine Steps

Four-to-Nine Steps

A Poem by G!o

Fireworks for my dad....

From the primary thought that you needed me
For nine months you ensured my safety in mom
Patiently waited to see your likeness in your arms
And you rejoiced when you heard my first cry at last

You watched me peel like a bud to a flower
Like a farmer you cultivated me with patience and hope
Though weak, you held me strong when drought threatened
Gave me all of the least that you called yours

Every weekend you’d always take me on long walks
Sometimes I wished I could tell you I was tired
But I was just a kid and never understood why
You knew I’d grow away and you wanted to be with your son

I still remember I used to weep while you went away
I was scared of who would protect me
And when you stayed I’d want to be next to you
For it is by you that I felt safe and loved

You taught me how to forge my strength in life
And not to forget my humanity lest I die alone
I never had a mom like all of my friends
But you played the role better than I could ask for

The world finally robbed me off your arms
But you did not fight nor fear of what I may come
You trusted me to handle whatever thrown at me
And for your faith in me I thank you dad

Now I have grown into a man you smile with
When I look in the mirror it is you I see
And in my heart’s place I can feel it’s yours beating
Wherever I end up dad I still treasure you the most

From a distance it may look like now it’s your sun set
But instead brace yourself to watch your son rise
As you turn forty-nine today HAPPY BIRTHDAY
For I smile ‘cause you’re my father, my dad and my home.


© 2012 G!o

Author's Note

Today my dad turns forty-nine years's his birthday and i have for long wanted to pen a poem for him and i bet he deserved it on this day...and that is the reason for this poem. Its name Four-to-Nine Steps is derived from 49 Steps that he has managed to made. Anyway, i hope you enjoy. Cheers. g!o....

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I hope he saw this one. Good heart and intent.

Posted 7 Years Ago

What a lovely tribute to your father...

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is really good, your dad would be proud. Amazing lines keep on penning dear poet.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Your poem is a powerful declaration of love and respect. Personally I think poetry targeting a specific person are the most difficult to write, but you did it and did it with grace. Congratulations!

Posted 8 Years Ago

A very good tribute. I would think he is very proud of you... and this. (And there is a lot left beyond 49!)

Posted 8 Years Ago

Michael G.

7 Years Ago

Just stopped back by from your blog and read this again. My father passed away two months before he .. read more

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much Michael, i'm so much honored that you even visited my blog, that's really nice of .. read more
Michael G.

7 Years Ago

Keep that up. One day you will remember the memories with a good warmth.
I really love the way you traced your own steps in understanding and it's beautiful the way you can communicate what your dad means to you. There are a few awkward lines, where the rhythm or syntax of the poem doesn't really work, but all in all really inspiring. :) Really enjoyed this, and if you've got some time maybe you wouldn't mind reviewing my poems too?

Posted 8 Years Ago

Absolutely wonderful. I wrote a similar sort of thing for my Dad, too, and I am certain your father is so proud of you right now.

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is really good, full of love, and written very well too, an idea put perfectly down on paper, good literature.

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is a beautiful piece and im sure your dad would love it. A fitting tribute to your father. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Inked with so much glow..!!... Lovely piece

Posted 8 Years Ago

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