I’ve lost count, counting every strand of your hair,
watching every expression on your mini me face without a single care.
I’ve wiped your tears on occasion then felt mine rise to the surface,
and yet a beautiful reality relates finally giving me a sole purpose.
I’ve felt useless when you’ve been unable to say what’s wrong,
and yet you’ve amazed me through pain you’ve been strong
I’ve changed nappies that would make a sewer seem sweet,
and though you don’t know it, you’ve filled a void and made me complete,
but most of all I still can’t believe you’re real.
About the Poet
Craig Titchener is a whiskey-loving mechanic/poet living in Garndiffaith, South Wales. He can often be found walking his dog in the beautiful Welsh countryside. He owns many watches and almost as many empty bottles of whiskey. Find him on Twitter@craigtitchener. Craig has graciously accepted the role as GetConnectDAD’s Poet Laureate.
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