I Want My Dad

If you were here,

There would be lights strung

Around the house.

There would be a fire in the fireplace,

Stories about some gallant mouse.

I can hear mom crying at night.

Even when she tries to hide her tears.

I can place the features of your face.

I remember you greatest fears.

Mom took me to the mall one day.

Outside the sky was a light blue,

Inside the mood was gray.

Santa smiled through his beard,

He has so happy… so glad.

He asked me what I wanted.

I answered "I want my dad"

Not my best work… but I like it.