Sometimes I sit down and and wonder who
you’ll be when you grow up
and what kind of father I’ve been for you.
What has it been like to have a Parky Dad?
I try to be a good father.
Praise you for good behavior, discipline you for bad.
But I know I haven’t always followed through.
So much time I’ve spent managing symptoms that just don’t relent
Time I would have much rather spent with you.
I know there are times my affliction gets in the way
you have no idea how much it has hurt me
when I can’t be there and play.
But nobody chooses Parkinson’s you see?
It’s what you do with what you have been given
I hope you understand this when you think of me
I want to be remembered, my story repeated
as the dad who overcame
and provided all that you needed.
I hope the love is what each of you sees
and that I’ll always be here for you
despite Parkinson’s disease!