While digging through my files yesterday, I found this poem by a birth father. I’d like to contact him for permission, but don’t have the correct information.
I thought we all might benefit from hearing this. Let me know your thoughts?
Just because your mother and I are not together,
doesn’t mean that I don’t care.
After all this time we still have one thing in common,
you’re something special she and I share.
For I fled like a coward into the night,
with awesome fear and without hesitation.
The day arrived when I realized,
that I had made a made dash from being a man.
asking you, my daughter, to forgive me if you can.
I held you in my arms at a few months old,
and to find out now you’re a lady.
Time has passed so fast my dear,
as many voids now seem shady.
Now to find you my sweet,
comes as great surprise.
It’s different now praying before I go to sleep,
than to lay my head down and close my eyes.