Written at age 15

Once again I have come to ask you to listen to me

Once again I am asking you to hear my plea

I have poured out my heart and soul

I know you will help me reach my goal

I have tried to give you my best

For you I could do nothing less

Your words have reached my heart

Your sayings from my mind will never depart

You have been there through my life

You have been there to see my strife

You walked beside me even when I let you down

You were still there

Even when I was sure you would not be found

When I was young

You held me through my torture

When I thought I was bigger than my years

You showed me the truth to be more mature

Your words will continue to move my spirit

Because father

To lose your friendship

I do fear it