to my father

by Jack Finneran

audio: read by the author

I’m not

A source of pride

I know you love me, yet

I’ll never be good enough

For love

Jack Finneran (grade 12)

After school, I enjoy competing both academically, on the math and science bowl competition teams, and athletically, on the track and cross-country teams. At home when I’m not studying or running, I can often be found relaxing with a good book or educational video.

what was our main source of inspiration?

My inspiration comes from the assignments given to me in English class. I find that their criteria and constraints ignite my creative process, and I aspire to add a unique element to each piece of writing I create.

what motivated you to write this piece?

I was motivated to write this piece for an English assignment regarding universal themes. I chose to create a poem based on the theme of a father-son relationship I saw in 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘙𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 between Amir and his father.

do you write sporadically or regularly?

Sporadically. I rarely write outside of the classroom.