Poem – “Details in the Scar” – Father’s Day Poetry – 6/20/2021

I was always wrongTo silence myself where I belong.As you are far behindIn each teardrop that fades,As all rain is never savedFrom its fall, its decline.You did not want to – Want to die,Living upon the crying smile.You were sincere in each word,While winter kept you thirstingTo know if I was listening. I do listen,Smiling […]

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Poem – “A Farewell to my Father” – Fathers – 11/20/2020

I holdWhat seems to beTime’s cruel carelessness.A hand that masks itselfUnder coats,Though wasn’t the cold to trembleHis fingers,But fear. AgeWants him to moveTo a placeWhere a future can proveEverlasting.A broken man,A hollow manWho stains the air with his stare,Sunken in sickness. LoveMoves him to a placeWhere slowness breathes for him,Fading him,Keeping him in the armsOf […]

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Poem – “Father’s Woe” – Fathers – 11/20/2020

TirednessSpeaks more upon the sunken lips,Than the grave to welcome himUnder the iron that has stilledLike the halting train.For I feel no pulseTo take him onPast the feathers in his eyes,Past the weather on his cheeks.For all peace,With every morsel of his ageHas lasted himUntil breathing momentsCome undone. LakesWith canoes to ripple us pastCertain moments […]

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Poem – "A Father who never Left" – Family – 3/24/2020

Deep in my past Where horses ride Over roadways and train tracks, I fall away Into memories Full of the same shelter, In how I gave love To anyone else. His arms Brought my misfortune to fortune, And in what I learned Was that grief is but a symbol To never grow beyond To something […]

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