Dance With My Father


With Father’s Day approaching and the recent death of my grandfather, I am reminded even more of the large role my dad plays in my life.  I honestly feel so blessed to still have him next to me when I know that there are so many people around me who will not have the opportunity to spend any more time with their fathers.  I realize this and I will do my best to savor every moment with my own dad.  I love my father so much and I want him to know that I appreciate him to the fullest.  Please do the same with your own.  Even if you don’t have the best relationship with your dad, it is still better than not having the opportunity to have one at all.  Too many people realize this too late.  I dedicate Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father” to my daddy and my grandfathers who I will see one day again.


About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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