Thursday, March 30, 2006

Poem: My Father's Son

My Father's Son

I am my father's son
Loving openly
With displays of affection

Bringing a voice to the cause
Desirous of healing all wounds

Yet playful
And curious
And filled with a million words

I am my father's son

Copyright SGW 2006

4 comments:

Kathleen Mortensen said...

This is a touching poem. Has he read it?
I am my father's daughter. We nearly lost him to a hit and run accident in 1984, but he survived, although his personality changed. In the last 10 years he has developed Parkinson's Disease and severe memory loss as a result of the accident which left him with a brain injury. He has changed once again. I don't see much of the "daddy" that I once knew, but I still love him.
Kat

STP said...

Sorry to hear your dad has been so impacted by the accident. Be grateful that he remains with you, though, and succor each ounce of him you can in his good moments. To answer your question, no, but yes, regarding my dad reading this poem. No, because he died suddenly at his office desk in 1992. Yes, because I think he looks down and sees.

Kathleen Mortensen said...

It is a comfort to believe that our loved ones are there looking out for us, guiding our steps, waiting to see us again.
Have you read C.S. Lewis? His book "The Great Divorce" gives one great hope of this.
Kat

STP said...

Well, given my last 18 months, I am not so sure I am getting much assistance. I think he is more watching to see how I wiggle through things, but I can cope with his just observing I suppose AND waiting for me so we can talk more. Not familiar with the book.