Via Huffington Post
Jesse Parent wrote a poem addressed to the boys who might want to date his daughter.
He begins with threats (“If you break her heart, I will hear it snap”), but continues with words of tremendous love and awe for this human he helped raise.
“I have been teaching her love all of her life, and all that I ask is that you continue the lesson,” Parent, who describes himself on his website as a software engineer and performance poet, recited in a presentation of his poem at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational last month. “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.”
Watch the video of Parent’s spoken-word poem below. Trust us, you’ll want to see it through to the end: There’s an unexpected twist you shouldn’t miss.