Father and child
Illustration by Gerell Wilson

Tribute to My Father

Poem and art by Gerell Wilson


I always wanted him to be proud of me,


To prove to the world I deserved to be his legacy,


I failed to live up to his expectations on a daily,


He died when he was 60 and I was only 23,


But today I will prove to him what his strength has always meant to me


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