Even when he has failed to perform his fatherly duties
I do not disown him; instead I love him unconditionally
Even when he doesn’t call to check up on me
I do not resent him; instead I pick up the phone and call him
Even when he doesn’t SMS to ask about my day
I do not page my phone a million times; instead I SMS him.
Even when he doesn’t keep his promises
I do not get angry at him; instead I smile
Because he thinks he is discouraging me
Instead he is motivating me to be a better person.
I do not care because he is only my stepdad
And how can he love me as his own?