Vader

(written many years ago for my son Anakin)

You live the life I wouldn’t live

You’ve got it all planned out

The things I often yearned for

Are the things you’ll do without

I’ve tried my best to teach you

How to not end up like me

To never settle as a slave

And make them pay your fee

To see the world and break your chains

And open all the doors

I never followed my Dad

So you shouldn’t follow yours

The greatest treasure in the world

I have already won

That day is burned in history

The day I called you son

Published by GonzoWolf

C. Derick Miller is an award winning Splatterpunk/Indie/Cult/Horror/Dark Fiction author, Gonzo journalist, freelance A&E journalist, screenwriter, poet, ordained minister, and songwriter born in the town of Greenville, Texas. A seasoned paranormal investigator and administrator for the fine art industry, his influences include Hunter S. Thompson, Kevin Smith, Shawn Mullins, and Del James. He is currently signed with Death’s Head Press and is Sr. Writer/Jr. Producer for AtuA Productions. Chad is also an active member of the International Thriller Writers organization, the Horror Writers Association, and co-host of both the “Butterflies Make Me Angry” and “American Justice” podcasts. He resides in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, Texas and has a price on his head for his short story “Hell Paso” contained in the #1 Amazon Best Selling/Award Winning Death’s Head Press Anthology “And Hell Followed”. He wishes he was making up that last part but…it’s nice to be wanted.

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