Our first Father’s Day without you I figured would be tough
Then I found this picture and it didn’t hurt as much.
10 min after this picture was taken I fell asleep,
I was told I was a sleeper and loved to eat.
At age 2 my first words were “oh shit” You slapped that word out of my mouth when I kept repeating it 😏I think it was something I heard on the streets
Regardless, at that age I was scared to repeat.
At age 7 what made things tick intrigued me,
I took apart all my toys to satisfy my query.
When dad found out he wasn’t too pleased, so I put my toys back together to set his mind at ease.
The dollar in his pocket he stretched it enough,
To provide for his family because times were tough.
“Because of this focus on becoming an Engineer”,
I was 7, growing up is what I feared.
At age 12 dad taught me to be my own mechanic,
Pep Boys ain’t got nothing on me so I don’t panic.
At 17, respecting women was an in dept summary,
Hence why your family nickname came about as “Honey”
Singing “Meri Makhna Meri” to mom and voicemails,
Your voice pitch and high note never failed.
Pretending to beat a tabla or dholak while singing
You were always the life of the party, always winning.
My scholarship paid half my tuition,
A full time job and college was indeed a mission.
2am writing a 20 page report,
You heated me leftovers with a knife and a fork.
Graduated college, 3.98 GPA,
You bought my first car, let’s just say
You had a lot of patience with me after 2 speeding tickets,
For street racing (Fast and Furious movies are unrealistic)
Sorry if that made you displeased,
Paying that extra insurance premium definitely made me cheesed.
When Tracy and I decided to move to Canada,
You wondered if something was wrong with our oblongata.
In FL, the cold was something you hated,
But remember, we Jersey kids, we embrace it.
The heat made us leave in a hurry,
The only thing we like hot is a plate of curry.
Too many memories as you can tell,
Instagram character limit, oh well.
I think about you all the time it’s not something new,
I thought about you yesterday and the day before too.
I’ll continue to carry on your legacy and your charismatic character, We’ll miss you dad, and your laughter.