1. To My Father (G-rated)
When I was very young, I thought you represented the pinnacle of perfection, the warmest, the strongest, the smartest, everything I wanted to be.
When I was older, I saw you as everything I ought to be, but did not want to be or never could be, determined, relentless, always sure of yourself.
When I grew up, I decided that I did not want to make the same arrogant mistakes that you had made.
Later, I felt as though I must defend and support you, because others discounted your genius and your wisdom, to do less would be disloyal, unconscionable.
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