2010 September 18
Created by sligocait on 18/09/2010
When I was a young girl
Life was very hard to bear
Insecurity filled my life.
Unconditional love was never there
And I despaired of finding relief.
Then came the day that changed my life
And I couldn't have known how much!
I saw a film on TV about a man named Klaatu
But it was Michael Rennie by whom I was touched.
It wasn't just a childhood crush
That I first thought I had.
Almost immediately I began to see Mike
As a surrogate dad.
While I was young, I turned to him in my mind
And imagined he was there,
To talk to me and to council me
The way a loving father would care.
As I grew older and the years passed by,
Mike always remained part of my life.
And while he never knew it he always remained
A friend I would honor for life.
I just wish I had the courage years ago
To actually reach out to Mike,
And send him a letter of gratitude
For the part he unknowingly played in my life.
I owe you a debt of gratitude I can never repay
But I can promise you this, dear Mike,
For as long as I live you will always remain
An important part of my life.
With love and respect,