You once told me that I looked like an alien, as you try to rock me to sleep and I cried so loud all night as a protest.
You once told me that just because I'm a girl, it doesn't mean I can't play baseball. So, I went and beat those little boys in their own game.
You once told me that I should never cry over a man. And the only time I'm allowed to is if you're the one in the casket. I lunged in your arms and whispered, "No way dad' cause you're gonna live forever."
You once told me that I would definitely get into my first college choice because I'm the most intelligent and beautiful lass out there. I laughed, "thanks for believing in me dad."
You once told me that you really regret letting me go on that one hunting trip where I met my soulmate. Because right now you have to give me away. You were teary eyed as you walked me down the isle.
Didn't know that was the last time I'll see you. Road rage are just crazy dad. You were taken away from me, the only parent I know, just because they can. How could they do that, dad?
Now I'm already a mother of two naughty girls. I remember you once told me, I'd be a good mother. I don't know if that's true dad. Don't know how you did it alone. Kids are so exhausting. But, I still love them to the moon and back and I know you would to. How I wish you were able to meet them, dad.
Dad, I miss you as much as I love you. I promise to remember all the things you once told me and teach them to my daughters. So don't worry about me anymore, dad. I'm all good now.
Thank you so much for the EC(2). Thanks for the love guys.
No, they whisper. You own nothing.
You were a visitor, time after time
climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming.
We never belong to you.
You never found us.
It was always the other way around.
– Margaret Atwood
--Today, write a short travel poem.--
The travel could be physical travel, in which case you could write about modes of transportation or arrival/departure locales (or places in between). But you can also write about the places you travel to in your mind.