First Love

by Monica D'Auria

As a little girl I look up to you
walking in your steps was all that I knew.
The games we played, the times we've shared
you've shown in everything, the way you've cared.

The older I got, the more I knew
the joy it was to be with you.
You've always been around for me
and always loved me unconditionally.

You've often shown me right from wrong
and taught me to be meek and strong.
Your patience and your gentle care
was everlasting and always there.

A young lady I soon grew up to be
and academics I accomplished successfully.
With all your love and all your praise
a successful woman you surely did raise.

Dad, in writing this I just wanted to say
how much I love you in every way.
You'll always be the king of my heart
because you were my love from the very first start.

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