Cassettes and Licks
Night shifts never stopped you
from walking me to school
or helping me study with you.
You showed me how to be cool
I am so lucky I had a parent like you.
Every morning you’d put my
Bugs Bunny bag on my back
and walk me to school
as soon as you arrive from duty.
I still hear the sound of your footsteps.
While all kids washed their faces
I always enjoyed leaving spots
for you to lick clean on my face.
I still remember how your fingers
feel when they combed my hairs.
While all kids sat with their parents
solving homework, reading books;
You explained lessons on cassettes
and sang me recorded lullabies.
You brought me prizes, I signed my tests.
Today your voice is all I have left of you
Photos don’t justify anything about you.
How I wish I had more time with you
How I wish I was there with you
Cassettes and licks are my memories of you.
To my father the greatest man who walked this earth, my hero, my love, and the epitome of love and sacrifice till the last breath in his lungs.