I haven’t updated in a while and I was watching re-runs of Roseanne. I must of never seen this episode because I don’t recall ever hearing this poem.
I love songs and poetry where it is addressed to no one in particular… “to whom it may concern” etc. It’s also kind of funny, but really sad at the same time.
To Whom it Concerns
To whom it concerns, Darlene’s work will be late,
It fell on her pancakes and stuck to her plate.
To whom it concerns, my ma made me write this,
And I’m just her kid, so how could I fight this.
To whom it concerns, I lost my assignment,
Maybe I’ll get lucky… solitary confinement.
To whom it concerns, Darlene’s great with the ball,
But guys don’t watch tomboys when they’re cruising the hall.
To whom it concerns, I just turned thirteen,
Too short to be quarterback, too plain to be queen.
To whom it concerns, I’m not made of steel,
When I get blindsided my pain is quite real.
I don’t mean to squawk, but it really burns.
I just thought I’d mention it, to whom it concerns.
Read by Darlene from the show Roseanne.
This poem was in the San Diego Union Tribune Friday April 10th, 2009. In memory of Adelina Cruz this poem was dedicated by Marie Antonette, missing her mother.
In Memory of Adelina Cruz
A million times I’ve needed you, a million times I’ve cried.
If my love could have saved you, you never would have died.
Things I feel so deeply are the hardest to say,
My Dearest Mom, I Loved You in a Very Special Way.
If I could have one wish, one dream, that could come true,
I’d pray to God with all my heart for yesterday and you.
No length of time can take away my thoughts of you today…
It’s been four years, Moms, and I miss you as much today as the day you went away….
RIP Adelina H. Cruz – August 26th, 1924 to April 10th, 2005.
This is a beautiful poem that any Father would cherish.
What Makes a Father
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it “DAD”
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With Father’s Day coming up, I thought we would put up some great poems about Dads.
You may have thought I didn’t see,
Or that I hadn’t heard,
Life lessons that you taught to me,
But I got every word.
Perhaps you thought I missed it all,
And that we’d grow apart,
But Dad, I picked up everything,
It’s written on my heart.
Without you, Dad, I wouldn’t be
The person I am today;
You built a strong foundation
No one can take away.
I’ve grown up with your values,
And I’m very glad I did;
So here’s to you, dear father,
From your forever grateful kid.
By Joanna Fuchs from www.poemsource.com