You met with me when I had questions. When I was yearning. I wanted to learn, and
You took me under your wing, Hesitantly. I proved my worth, and
You respected me as a person.
You Fathered me;
You took me out for coffee. We talked of articles, and I showed
You the pictures I had taken of a house fire and such.
You encouraged me.
You said I had talent.
You said I should keep writing, that I had potential. I would wander into your office, and
You would hug me and show off your silly plaid socks.
You would guide me through an interview; Me in my nice dress,
You in your overalls. It always made me laugh.
You brought life into my world.
You were a mentor and friend. I wish
You could have stayed. But
You’re an Angel now.