Posted by Theodore on April 17, 2019
https://www.youthvoices.live/2019/04/17/changes-2/

Changes

You may have thought I didn’t see,
Or that I haven’t listened
to your problems or lectures you’ve taught me over the weeks, months, and years,
But I understood every rant and word.
Perhaps you’ve thought I fumbled it all,
And that we’d grow apart,

But Starr, I picked up everything,
It’s written on my heart and on my arm.
Without you, Starr, I wouldn’t be
the person nor the father I am today;

you built a strong foundation
no one can break.
not even your mother or brothers, okay maybe your uncle or that white boy but that’s besides the point.

I know you or the family aren’t happy with everything I’ve done in my past, shit nor am I. But hopefully I can make a change and made the best changes I’ve already done.

I would take back all the pain and suffering you your mother and brothers felt only if I could.
I know that I’m not perfect neither are you.
it’s the best that I can do,
but every day I thank the black Jesus
for a daughter as special as you.

I love you Starr.