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