Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.
It’s Father’s Day and of course, I awoke with remembrances of my own Daddy. We used to debate and argue on the daily as I morphed into my adulthood and experienced life from my vs his perspective. Thinking of the pain and discord in our lives right now, I recalled a poem I wrote to him one Father’s Day which I want to share. Although this poem was written more than 30 years ago, the message still resonates. Even if we have a Difference of Mind, we still can have a Sameness of Heart.
Difference of Mind Sameness of Heart
I was born in Seattle – the beauty, the evergreen…
You from Detroit- the hustle, the scene
I, raised in Catholic schools, white and elite
Missed that education you got in the street
You tell everyone, ‘Drive my cars, the limo, pick a caddy-
I truly believe this is usury, Daddy!
I have a vision, you have a dream
I have my own mind, you want to redeem
Who cares to toot?
I’d rather have the loot
You’re constantly screaming, Real Estate, Insurance, all about a tax
Sometimes, I feel we should all just relax
Going to the bank to borrow the lending
Can’t cover the debt, you call it deficit spending
You say, “Give a dyke a dick, Give a whore a trick.”
I say “Give me credit, the response is, I’ll never get it.”
I’m 21 and green and therefore, I must grow
At over 50, you’re ripe and already know
I attempted to sell real estate – the Conventional Clown
You had another program, The Incredible Zero Down
Tell me where you learned the stronger sex was male?
I think it’s only a woman’s physique that makes her more frail
You speak of your experiences and things you have known
But God blessed the child that’s got her own
You say you must teach me to carry on
I often believe you, but sometimes it’s con
You say no one will steal, but I’ll keep my finger on the trigger
Just in case we are visited by an undercover gold digger
Can we look to tomorrow with Love, life and health
Must we continually dispute our power and wealth
The ships been sailing, we’ve earned millions and mink
The waters getting rough, I hope we don’t all sink
Put up the umbrella, it’s about to rain
Yes, Daddy protect me, I’m under your domain
You call me Dummy, but of one thing I’m Smart
We’ve got a Difference of Mind,
But a Sameness of Heart
Happy Father’s Day to my greatest teacher, Gerald Frank. Oh how I miss you! xoxox