Father

Happy birthday Dad. 🙂

 

I know that I may not seem like I care.

 

I roll my eyes and scoff at your words

 

like theyre nothing compared to my bullet proof glass

 

But im just a stupid teenager

 

A teenager who wishes she could do better but its hard.

 

You push me to do better

 

Because you dont look at me through my eyes

 

You see me as your pride and joy

 

I want to live up to these expectations.

 

You’re just and kind

 

Despite that constant aggravation

 

We share the same humor and interests

 

And I enjoy watching Mel Brooks movies and laughing.

 

Despite my tone of voice,

 

Despite my eyes and my attitude,

 

We are blood,

 
And I’m forever grateful that we are.

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Mother

Happy Birthday Momma.

 

She walks with her head high

 

No sign of distress or anger

 

And her voice is a blanket

 

Warm and comforting even on the stormiest of nights

 

And even though I’m reaching the end of her head

 

Looking down upon her when we talk

 

I will always look up to her

 

As someone I admire.

 

She is organized,

 

Social,

 

And funny.

 

Most things that I am not,

 

And that fine.

 

Maybe one day,

 

When im older and wiser,

 

I’ll be organized,

 

Social,

 

And funny.

 

Today is not that day though,

 

So I am content with just watching her

 

 

And learning from her idiosyncrasies.

Merman

I can never seem to get to the lighthouse.

 

No matter how hard I try, the ocean sucks me back in,

 

Like I am some toy it can play with.

 

Tide toss and turn me;

 

I can only hope that it swallows up my being.

 

Yet, you stuck out your hand,

 

Pulling me so close I can hear your heart,

 

The symphony of being alive playing.

 

You told me that the ocean can be conquered,

 

That I knew how to swim,

 

I just merely forgot.

 

But, you concluded, taking my hand,

 

If you are struggling,

 

I will help you.

 

For the lighthouse is there,

 

It’s just hard to see sometimes.

Planetarium

You’re an entirely new solar system.

 

Comet eyes and a galaxy heart,

 

And a mind entirely full of nebulae.

 

I can hear the stars in your voice,

 

See the black holes in your tears,

 

And bathe in the moon in your skin.

 

Yet, like the planets,

 

You are far away.

 

So I will just stand here,

 

Looking through Cupid’s telescope,

 

And hope that you see me too.