Poetry

THANK YOU DADDY

Beryl Nyakure
Written by Beryl Nyakure
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Dedication to all fathers.

I may not have the appropriate words to express my gratitude. Maybe others may still have not realized the true depth and breadth of your presence but I guarantee you I have. You may not have been the first person I counted on in times of despair or who escorted me around from activity to activity but I’ve realized that your spirit, your influence, your quiet yet strong presence are invaluable to me.

In you I see the gift of inherent impeccable intelligence and the richness born to a devotion to order. I strive to replicate your seemingly effortless dedication to self-love and personal care. You’ve been far from perfect, but I’ve watched you grow and become a better version of yourself, which not only makes me proud, but has given me deep knowing about the gifts life brings with time and maturity. You are the stick from which I measure the greatness of a man, and the example for which I have chosen my husband. I am also grateful for your love and devotion to my mother—as my greatest teacher of giving and receiving.

You are loved.

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