Posts tagged ‘Father’

May 28, 2018

Business Trip

by Nick Anthony

The full moon rises,
Glistening like a fresh silver dollar
As Mother Earth lets off steam
And unbuttons her stifling collar
To feel the breeze of the Sun’s departure.

Eagerly I wait at the window
For my moon to come home,
So I can feel the breeze of his sigh
As he sits on his leathery black throne
And watches me with contentment from on high.

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May 22, 2018

Father, Son, Stars, Loss (for Bobby)

by King Turtle

I start to count them and stop
Not because there are too many
But because I cannot hold them
Accountable; the code sparkled
From their eternal glow calls
Me to be accountable to my life:

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May 9, 2018

Yellow Butterfly (for Emma)

by King Turtle

Every moment gives a gift
An opportunity to see
A yellow butterfly lands
On the pool deck to give
The daughter a smile
She seemed to have lost.

Yellow Butterfly (for Emma)

May 8, 2018

You’ll Never Be Alone (for Bobby)

by King Turtle

Son
Today with oil, water and breath
I watched the priest
Open the soul of a boy
To God.

As
Mine
Was
A long time ago
And many sins past.

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September 9, 2017

MY REWARD

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

wealth and fame
are won and lost
lovers
come and go
joy and sorrow
alternate

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August 17, 2017

HAIKU: THE LOVE OF THE FATHER

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I am a believer

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August 8, 2017

Invincible

by Nick Anthony

When I was young, you were invincible.
You were like Superman, but better
Because I had never seen evidence
Of a Kryptonite that might harm you.

You seemed to effortlessly
hold back the dangerous flood,
And fearlessly protected me
From ever encroaching reality.

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June 19, 2016

The Dance

by Morgan

The Dance

Dedicated to Loving Fathers Everywhere as I remember my own and the many Sweet Dances we Shared…
I Love and Miss you Dad!

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February 19, 2016

Remembering

by Jem Croucher

Jem & Dad

I think that now you would be proud
of all I have achieved
But on that day in seventy-four
I merely felt deceived
I was fifteen then and, waking rude
my sunshine went away
with suits upon the doorstep
on that dark and painful day

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January 4, 2016

amnesia

by Rachael

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after the cremation

forgetting the name of his

favourite rose

~

image courtesy visuology.com

May 10, 2015

Pops

by Jem Croucher

 

For fourteen years in thirty-nine
You gave me life and more
But God had other plans in mind
When you left in seventy-four

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March 11, 2015

Memory’s wisdom smiles

by Jem Croucher

John at Charmouth

In a blue suit that I hated
I threw a flower to the wood
And felt the chill of March around me
By that deep hole where I stood
Fifteen years I’d known him
But his shell was now below
Wondered how I’d manage then
As at the time I didn’t know

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February 20, 2015

Boto

by beeseeker

I am (the only)

Sundaughter-child

Of Father Never-Still River

And Mother Daytime Sky.

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December 16, 2014

Every Day, A Child

by Venkat

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every day is a child
born through us
be it a man or a woman

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September 2, 2014

Just one dance Daddy

by Seafarrwide
Image from artlimited

Image from artlimited

Poem by Wendy Norman (Seafarrwide)

When I was born did you feel possession as crucial as each breath you take
I was just a babe, a mere mortal, sins unknown yet to make
You wrapped me in cotton wool with a halo of gold
I was the reason for you to live were the stories untold

But did you witness how you tangled your noose
Around my neck I was like a puppet never set loose
Bid to do as you dreamed, never to fail but be your second chance
You steered my rudder with powerful force without a backward glance

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February 1, 2013

Raggedy man

by Devina
father and daughter

(via Pinterest.com)

For Poetry Challenge 2

 

He carries a whiff of diesel

Denim smeared, greasy to the touch

Beads of sweat cool on his sun baked face

Good shirts come home from the fields

With soft frayed holes and a scent of green

A sure thing to send Ma’s ire up

Added to the broken saucer and cup

The raggedy man,

A listener, a speaker,

Father mine,

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June 13, 2012

A Quiet Man

by willowdot21

A quiet man

A Quiet Man

He was a quiet man, he was a helpful caring man. Handsome in his youth a dashing man,a fighter for rights man. A union man, a fighting for the under dog man, a “I’ll do it if I can man” .

He met my Mum, a wooing man, a handsome flashing eyed Irishman. A black haired almost wild man, a stand up for what I am man. A good man to trust your life to and my Mum did, he was an out in the open man what see is what you get man nothing  hid.

He worked hard he was a family man. A sturdy, bring home the wages man, a giver, comforter a lover man. A home maker man some one to carry the can man, a there until the end man.

He was a stern man, when you had done wrong, though he was a quick to praise man , happy to teach you a lessen in a song man. A teacher man,sometimes a preacher man an always there when it counted man.

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