A man I didn't know, from Nelson
Walked into my life last week
"Put the jug on, I'm coming to get you!"
Caused my stress levels to peak
Three and a half hours of waiting around
To meet my maybe dad
"God I really hope this is all okay
And it doesn't turn out really bad!"
Finally a vehicle in the driveway
You would assume its the end of the stress
My dad is here, all is well
"Oh my god, my hair's a mess!"
Couple of deep breaths, now walk out the door
Give him a hug, and say "Hi!"
Blood pressure dropping back down to normal
No time now to figure out why
After a coffee and a bit of a chat
We decided to hit the road
"I hope I'm not car sick and embarrass myself!"
For my mind this was a heavy load
After grabbing my very first meal of the day
We headed out of town
The trip went well, I was not ill
Which made a smile from my worried frown
Over the next days I met all the relatives
And started to get to know Dad
For someone with a lot of tattoos and piercings
He's really not all that bad
A few family dramas and legal stuff
Almost totally ruined one day
As it turned out, it was all I could wish
And was perfect in every way.