He taught me how to read people’s eyes
He always said to keep my head high
Others will put me down
I have to keep moving forward.
They will then stand and stare.
They will look with awe.
They will try to belittle me.
It’s me to fall down
but, to rise up again.
“Never give up”
“Don’t undermine yourself”
“You can do it”
“You have to do it”
“Just keep moving forward”
Some things he says,
I will never forget.
For when the world stops moving round,
I need to turn things around.
I stand tall in his eyes,
in the world, I walk with pride.
I never thank him for all he did
my father, who made me stand tall
with the first steps I took
and the steps I am still taking.