Wednesday, April 3, 2013


I dreamt of Sophia and her dad last night, and I have no recollection of anything at all, except that two of the most important people in my life were there. I found myself lost in thought all day, and words had been swarming inside my mind like bees from out of nowhere. Ultimately, I realized the need to write them down. I deliberated whether to write an essay or to just compose a short poem out of those words. In the end, I decided to write a poem.

Well, Thor, this one's for you. I think it came out good. What do you think?


Here's to the man I rarely talk about.
To the man whose mind speaks louder than his mouth.
To the man who's carrying the world on his back,
yet standing stronger than a fortress made of rock.
To the man who took it to himself to make sure she gets a bright future,
with a painful smile he kissed her forehead before his departure.
To the man who endures the feeling of loneliness
and the long, cruel, painstaking days of missing his princess.
To the man who sleeps at night wondering what she does all day,
how her therapies go, does she eat okay.
To the man who dreams to be with her through every stage
and to fight with her through this autism rage.
To the man who never complains how hard life is in his shoes,
as he wakes up everyday realizing his purpose.
To the man who looks at her pictures and wishes he's right beside her
as days pass by and he can't even hold her.
To the man wondering if she recognizes him still,
keeping his fears from affecting his zeal. 
It's not easy where you are. It's not easy what you do.
I may not talk about you, but you're the bravest and strongest man I knew.
I may be her voice, but her superhero is you.
It's worth all the sacrifice, you'll see. Daddy, here's to you.

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    1. It does? I'm glad you like it, Leslie. God bless you and thanks for being so supportive. ♥

  2. I was teary eyed when i read this. Cheers to the superman and the supermom. Kisses to Baby Iya! You will always be in my prayers.

    1. Dear Anonymous,

      This is so sweet! Thank you so much. I don't know who you are, but I know you're one of the reasons why the world is beautiful and full of hope. :)


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