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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!


Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband and babydaddy D and my own awesome daddy L. I wanted to find a poem that embodied all I felt about the two amazing men in my life but I kept coming back to a song I heard a while ago. It's not one of the indie artists that spin uncontrollably from my iPhone. It's actually a song by legendary R&B singer Luther Vandross and I remember the first time I heard it, the tears were non-stop.

So to D from K and to my dad from me:

Dance With My Father

Back when I was a child, before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me and then
Spin me around 'til I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved
If I could get another chance, another walk, another dance with him
I'd play a song that would never, ever end

How I'd love, love, love
To dance with my father again
When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way, I would run from her to him
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me
Then finally make me do just what my mama said
Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me
If I could steal one final glance, one final step, one final dance with him
I'd play a song that would never, ever end

'Cause I'd love, love, love
To dance with my father again
Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
And I'd hear how my mother cried for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me
I know I'm praying for much too much
But could you send back the only man she loved
I know you don't do it usually
But dear Lord she's dying
To dance with my father again
Every night I fall asleep and this is all I ever dream

Author: Luther Vandross

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