Summary: This poem is written to the man who used to be my idol: my father.
WARNING: Some of my Christian beliefs are incorporated into this poem.
No flames, please; I know I'm not the best poet in the world, but it's just something I wanted to say.
Would you believe me if I said
That once upon a time, I idolized you?
Anything you said, I'd believe it was right
And anything you did, too
To me, you were the greatest man since Jesus,
You taught me everything I know
I wanted to follow your every footstep
But that was so long ago
Now, sometimes, I can't stand see you
I wish you'd go away
I now see all of your faults
And I argue with everything you say
No matter what I do, I can't please you
You always assume I'm doing wrong
And when the accusations begin
They go on for far too long
I know that sometimes it's my fault
I know that I sometimes rebel
But something you need to know
Is that you are sometimes wrong as well
The thing is, I don't hate you
Even though I sometimes say I do
But the thing is, I don't love you
The way I once used to
I guess one reason God told us not to have idols
And think of them as "men of great renown"
Is that no matter who they are
They will always let you down.