Since the first moment I saw you, I lost myself within your eyes,
And everytime since like an epiphany, I realise.
I want to be someone that earns your respect,
And I promise to give you everything even if it means I have nothing left.
Like a telescope, I wanted to be someone you looked up to,
And any pain you feel I’ll help you to see it you through.
I’ll be someone of you who will never criticise only ever commend,
As I long to be more than your father, but your very best friend.

The first time I held you through my own teared eyes.
I knew in front of you I could no longer wear this heartless disguise.
Then when I held you tight within my arms I knew my heart would never let you go,
and even though time on me would take it’s toll I’d be there to watch you grow.
As you grow I know I’ll make certain sacrifices to help you be a man,
But my promise to you that as a father for you I’ll do all i can.
Throughout life I’ll be right beside you even when distance keeps us apart,
and when God takes me away, a part of me will be always within your heart.

 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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