Dad Recites Poem To The Boys Who Will One Day Date His Daughter
A father’s touching poem, aimed at the future men who will one day date his daughter, has gone viral and viewed over 600,000 times.
The well-crafted poem, recited by Jesse Parent at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational last month, starts with some very cliché threats against those who may think about hurting his daughter.
He begins, “If you break her heart, I will hear it snap,” but as his words go on, he reveals that he only has tremendous love for the unbelievable human that he helped create.
“I have been teaching her love all of her life, and all that I ask is that you continue the lesson,” Parent says.
The poem takes an unexpected turn near the end when Parent switches from warnings to optimism.
“Love her, befriend her, protect her. Be there when I can’t. And when my body gives up to the grave let the grin that eternity carves into my face be a reflection of the peace that your love brings to her, and we should get along just fine,” he says in the end.
Watch Parent recite his heartwarming poem now!