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When I was little, my dad was a superlative.

He was the strongest, the bravest, the most the best. No man could compete with him. He didn't just set the bar, no, my dad was the bar. He could do no wrong in my big youthful eyes.

When I became a teenager, my dad was nothing but wrong.
His expectations: wrong.
Means of discipline: wrong.
Opinions of my boyfriends: wrong.
And it was hard to understand how a man of such great stature could take such a fall. Especially to such a smart daughter like me, who was above the petty "ugh, my parents suck!" complaints of a typical teen. I, who searched for a higher understanding, could not possibly be at fault.

I'm older now. Still a teen, legally an adult, mentally going back and forth between the two.
But I understand now. I really, honestly understand; not the way I understood when I was younger, no, this is genuine understanding.

Everything my dad has done has been the result of nothing but love. My dad wants nothing but the best for us and all he expects is the same in return. I realize now I was at fault for not giving that, the most honest excuse I have being laziness. I picture him, looking at the first life he helped create, knowing statistics were against him and fighting them anyway. It seems the least I could do to show my appreciation is give everything I do my all. The man has done more than earned earned it.

My dad hurts, my dad laughs, my dad cries (don't tell him I told you that though). My dad is human.

My dad may be great, but I no longer see him as a superlative.

My dad may make mistakes, but I no longer see him as wrong.

I see him as something with, I think, much more meaning and worth than that.

I see him as mine.
Okay, if you guys lie and kiss my ass for every other deviation I post on here only to talk crap behind my back, DON'T LIE TO ME ABOUT THIS I really wanted to write something for my dad this father's day since idk, I guess I have some talent for it or something. That's what the internet people say anyway...

I need feedback and suggestions for improvements if you have any. Any at all. Don't worry about offending me. Conversely if you think it's fine, say that. But please mean it with all your heart and soul.
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HapaForever Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I really don't have anything bad to say about it. I think it's great. It is so honest and true.
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kushamisaru Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!

He loved it too btw :D
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HapaForever Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! And that's great!
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justdeva Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
i like it
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kushamisaru Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
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whatthehellhappend Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DAWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! <3
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kushamisaru Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:bow:
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whatthehellhappend Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconimhappyplz:
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IzzyLuvsYou22 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super touching D:. I love my father with all my heart and I too understand that everything he does and says is his way of showing he loves us. My dad wasn't raised in the best of ways, he wasn't shown love by his parents. None what-so-ever, his grandmother showed him love and discipline and made him who he is today, which is a loving father who does have anger issues, who does have trouble showing his playful side and who does try his hardest to keep us alive.

This is a very sweet deviation and it almost made me cry D:. I love it :)
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kushamisaru Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, well it wasn't my intention to make anyone nearly cry, but I'm glad you found it so moving!

And I'm glad your dad had your great granother to show him love and that he gives it in return. Not everyone can be that strong :)
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