O Captain, My Captain

You began by holding my hand

destroying all my obstacles, 

holding me when I couldn't stand.


Though it began with late night scary dreams, 

for which you were prepared;

when the challenges got more destructive,

you were never left impaired. 


At 16 I experienced a traumatic heartbreak.

Though it wasnt the type a boy could give, it cut deeper. 

A loss of a friend, at the hands of teenage imprudence.

As the darkness consumed me, you remained as the peacekeeper.


Mom and Dad, you will never understand how much I love you.

Your wisdom and guidence have helped me grow.

Thank you for everything you've done for me, 

you mean more to me than you will ever know. 



This poem is about: 
My family


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