Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy B-Day Faja!

An Ode To Faja
By his first son, Matthew James Jacobson
The memories of growing up with such a fabulous dad
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Are simply the best a snot-nosed kid could have had.
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The father-son bond couldn't have been tighter.
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"LOOK OUT MJ, HERE COMES THE CHIPPER-BITER!"
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(To avoid inside jokes would be my personal preference,
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but only my family will get that inside reference.)

Pops taught me assertiveness and how to be a man.
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Told me to make eye contact, and firmly shake a hand.
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He always supported me, whenever I made a choice.
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I only wish he'd taught me how to lower my loud voice.


He made me piss when I was three, by donning a mask that was REALLY SCARY!
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When he'd introduce me he'd say, "This is what happens when actors marry."
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We went deer hunting when I was younger, and when I was cold he made fun of me.
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He mocked me saying, "You're tears are gonna freeze, and so will your PEE!"


He always taught us that Mom was his best friend.
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A bond that is sealed for eternity, a love that has no end.
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Once I disrespected my mom, (I admit, it was SUCH a discrace!)
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My dad told me never to do it again, and promptly slapped my face.
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(At the time I was offended and it stung me to the core,
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but I DESERVED IT! And I probably should have been slapped a LOT more!)

So on Dad's birthday, in rememberance I mourn.
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(It was also the day that Hitler was born!)
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We miss you dad; the world's not the same place...
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Without your smiling, shining, animated face!

5 comments:

Coopercomics said...

That is the most special poem I have ever read. I could feel it in my chest so much that is hurt. Now I am off to grab a kleenex or two. You are amazing. :)

M@ said...

It was supposed to be funny :) Everyone is finding it touching! Haha.

Laura Edwards said...

Oh I love this!! Funny and tender :) You are so freakishly talented, MJ.

Love you.

(PS. if you ever comment to my comment on your blog, I will never get it... so just comment on my blog). Does that make sense?

Ali said...

You are so talented! I'm jealous. Happy Birthday to Uncle Matt!

Nicole said...

LOVE you MJ, and love your Dad!

This is a GREAT poem. I know he would love it :)