We resented him, all of us and we made his life a living hell, everyday that went by one of us was getting into trouble with him, i think the hardest thing for him to endure was all of us kept saying "you can't tell us what to do, your not our dad" I am surprised he never left my mother, but he loved her and stayed with it. Now i have grown i realise that he has been more of a dad to me than my real one, he has always been there for all of us. My heart goes out to him.
Anyway i wrote a poem for them both to express how i felt, i hope you like it, some of you may know where i'm coming from specially if you have stepdads of your own.
Here it is.
A MOM AND DAD
When we were little, we never had
The love and trust you get from a dad.
Our dad you see was never there
He did’nt love us, he did’nt care.
So we grew with each other
With the love and affection from our mother.
The times we had were really great
And my dad I began to hate.
Our mom you see she cared for us
She took us all without no fuss,
She tucked us up in our bed
and stories great she always read.
She washed us all and kept us clean
Our mom you know was never mean.
Then one day a man did call
Who said to her he’d love us all.
We seen this man take care of mother
But we thought there’d be no other.
We did’nt like it much at first
Our tempers they began to burst.
We had lived our lives you see,
Of having mother just for me.
We made his life a misery
We made his life a hell
But the hurt it had on mother
We could never tell.
But as we grew older
And put our heads together
We knew this man would be with mom
Always and forever.
This man I tell you I never had
Was my true and loving dad.
He has been more of a dad to me
Than my real dad you see.
So I love him with all my heart
And have respect for playing his part.
He’s always there, he’s always about
He’ll never neglect us or leave us out.
Now I know that why he came
My eyes they now can see
He was meant to be
part of this loving FAMILY