The below excerpts are taken from Shihan’s “Fathers Day” poem.
”’Daddy do you still love me?’
I thought I’d die when she asked me that
My heart felt like
I ain’t got a metaphor for that
It just hurts.”
The poem Shihan writes to the audience about the question his daughter asks him hits home. Not in the sense that I have a child of my own but in the sense of how I feel with my friends and family.
“So I try and keep composure
And explain to her everything
That she needs to hear
To let her know that
Her daddy will always be here
And tears form under my eyelashes
Pregnant with guilt…”
Sometimes I feel as though my friends have asked questions of if I still loved them or if we’re still friends. Questions like those hurts my heart. Even just the feeling or the possibility of that question being brought up scares me.
I got a new poem for you guys coming up soon and it’s going to be one I will push to spread the love.
“And later I break down in areas of my house I keep my secrets in”