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Iím Sorry
By Tony Tran

Dear Son,

Iím sorry I wasnít there for you when it was your 5th Birthday. I wasnít able to see the happiness striking across your face, the anticipation running through your veins at the point of opening your presents. The blissful joy of all your friends and family around you as they sang happy birthday, that day was a memory I never had the chance to remember.

Iím sorry I wasnít there for you when you had your first day at school. It was like a new world for you filled with friendship, independence and above all, fun. Iíll always regret not being there to pick you up after school and having you run into my arms at a thousand miles per hour, as though you hadnít seen me in years. Those days when you came home and started humming a harmonious song that you learnt, it was a tune Iíd never hear.

Iím sorry I wasnít there for you when you were eight years old and just learnt to ride your first bike. The breeze going through your hair as you came speeding down the mountain side. When you fell off, I wasnít there to save you from the aching pain of disappointment. I wasnít there to tell you that itíd be ok, and it breaks me up inside to think about that very fact.

Iím sorry I wasnít there for you when you received your first kiss and needed someone to talk to. Your heart throbbing, a constant smile on your face and yet no sign of me. You were like a bird with no wings, lost in a world with no sense of direction as to where to go next. When heartbreak struck like a piercing dagger and your world came crashing down, still I was nowhere to be seen.

Iím sorry I wasnít there for you when you finished high school, with high honors and a diploma together hand in hand. The moment you stepped up to the stage with a huge applause being granted for your achievement, while sequences of camera flashes lit up the stage. It would have been one of your highest points of ecstasy in your life. Yet, where was I?

Son you must understand why you have received this letter after all these years. For you see, during the time of your birth, your mother was suffering from heart failure and both her and you were in jeopardy of having your lives taken from the depths of Earth. After some time in the hospital waiting area, there was only one thing to do. As I approached the doctor I told him that a heart donor was found for your mother. It was apparent he knew who the donor was and what would be occurring in the next few hours. I passed this very letter to him and if youíre reading it then what occurred next was truly a successÖ

Authors Comments: The love of a father towards his son is stronger than anything in the world. A father would give up everything he had for the well being of his familyÖ.even his life.
don't ask, just read
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unleashedtimelady Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
That is really sad
twilightgirl80 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
really good. and really sad='[
PrincessBlackRose Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Student Writer
ohh so sweet and sad...very, very touching.
pheonixrisin94 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008   Writer
i concur, very touching
PrincessBlackRose Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Student Writer
Metaturnal-One Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Really good...
firefightingcaptain Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
No greater man hath for another than to lay down his own life...This brought tears to my eyes...
Lederin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's beautiful...
chaaaLaLoco Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
ver sad story :( but 10 points for it
humanpiniata Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
said aloud: "holy fuck."
BloodNympha Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2006
misused Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
It reminds me of my mom. Minus the very ending
purple-people-eater Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005
Wow! I love your poem! It's so sad but sweet! I believe that some parents can love their children so much that they would give their live so their children can live! Well done!
bled-for-you Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005   Writer
ohh:-\ that is so very touching:-\

I have to admit, I read the last paragraph first so I kinda ruined the surprise for myself..but it was still really good:heart:
Emz-K Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005
Okay now that made me cry. Beautiful words and beautiful image. Just brilliant.
Dotty1990 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
Wow this is such a good idea! Love it! :clap:
cooliologyer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
helios-c7 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that is beautiful ... that illustration alone is really strong.
Distrait Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
thats so beautiful... it really touches my heart, that someone would do that...
31uc1d Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
that is a very well written peice. very emotional, very powerful. i do see a grammatical error though. "I wasnít there for you when you were eight years old and just learnt to ride your first bike. the learnt should be learned. but other than that.. it is really great.
EnchantedDove Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
Love the artwork !! :love:

Awesome letter !

da8omb Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005   Interface Designer
this should definately be a daily deviation, its amazing
kimcheese Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
wow *speechless*
apothix Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005   Interface Designer
:D :D thannnnnnnnks.
midnight7711 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
Is this a true story? If so I can relate to the loss of a father :|

Beautifully written thou, regaurdless

Defcon74 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
+._ ... i love it .!. ... greAt concept ... :+fav: .!.
JuliaDunin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005  Professional Photographer
RoyalShortness Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005   Digital Artist
this is sooo touching...
microx-ieee Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
Though I like some of your other abstract art more, I'm faving this one for the poetry that goes with it rather than just the pic itself (my first actual fave :)). Very touching work.
ommmie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005
absolutely beautiful and i love the association with the letter. great work!
ryrypunk Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
You're gonna make me cry, you bastard.
earfight Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
I love this peice. Especialy the very last line:

Authors Comments: The love of a father towards his son is stronger than anything in the world. A father would give up everything he had for the well being of his familyÖ.even his life.

Its so true. I would give up my life for my son without a thought!
redrufio Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
Fav'd because of the image and the story. Great.
xiadus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
This is stunning!! Great story!! It's really touching and sad! :+fav: :heart:
sp4t Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005   Photographer
wow. Touching piece :+Fav:
piratejack Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
chubbythug Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
sad sad story ><
too bad stupid oula didnt get it ;P
great piece to go with the story too
it doesnt look like one of ur pieces of artwork
i dunno why
still sad story
great piece *thumbs up*
JaeFeng Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2004   Photographer
Wow, quite awesome. I like it.
Kyonshigirl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004
I.. dont.. know what to say... beautiful.. truly.. so saddening..
thou-shalt-not Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
My God, the humanity in this makes me rethink a couple of the choices I've made in the past few days. Thank you.
pinkcookie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004
i have no words
this is just....

sorry. im just speechless
an amazing piece :heart:
JenniferStarling Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004
WOW. That's a pretty amazing concept.
SteelVenom Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004

That was just....really good. My favorite poetry is those of which are a story. This was amazing-and the end was without a doubt the best part. It switched around what you thought was going to happen.

Why not read some of my stuff? Read my journal for an organized list of links....
TheDarkGift Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004
This is hauntingly beautiful. Great job! :)
wTz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
cool pic. i like it a lot.
XavierChill Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2004
dyingbreath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004   Interface Designer
awesome i love it to death.
instance Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice ;]
Evit-Morningstar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004   Interface Designer
Reminds me of John Q. though not as happy an ending. Good work though! :nod:
phantomlament Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004
thank you it was beautiful, beautifully written and all :+fav:
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