Thinker Belle

As thoughts grow in time


 When you were 8 years old,your dad
 handed you an ice cream..
You thanked him by dripping it allover your lap

 When you were 9 years old,
 he paid for piano lessons..
 You thanked him by never even
 bothering to practice.

 When you were 10 years old,
 he drove you all day, from soccer to
 gymnastics to one birthday party after
 another.. You thanked him by jumping
 out of the car and never looking back.

 When you were 11 years old,
 he took you and your friends to the
 movies.. You thanked him by asking to
 sit in a different row.

 When you were 12 years old,
 he warned you not to watch certain
 TV shows.. You thanked him by waiting
 until he left the house.

 When you were 13,
 he suggested a haircut that was
 becoming.. You thanked him by telling
 him he had no taste.

 When you were 14,
 he paid for a month away at summer
 camp.. You thanked him by forgetting
 to write a single letter.

 When you were 15,
 he came home from work, looking for a
 hug.. You thanked him by having your
 bedroom door locked.

 When you were 16,
 he taught you how to drive his car..
 You thanked him by taking it every
chance you could.

 When you were 17,
 he was expecting an important call..
 You thanked him by being on the phone
 all night.

 When you were 18,
 he cried at your high school
 graduation.. You thanked him by
 staying out partying until dawn.

 When you were 19,
 he paid for your college tuition,
 drove you to campus, carried your
 bags.. You thanked him by saying good-
 bye outside the dorm so you wouldn’t be
 embarrassed in front of your friends.

 When you were 25,
 he helped to pay for your wedding, and
 he cried and told you how deeply he
 loved you.. You thanked him by moving
halfway across the country..

 When you were 50,
 he fell ill and needed you to take
 care of him.. You thanked him by
 reading about
 the burden parents become to their
 children. And then, one day, he
 quietly died.
 And everything you never did
came crashing down like thunder on

love you dad..always n forever


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