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

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

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

Poem – “Another of Many Pains” – Loss of a Father – 9/7/2020

Blinded, as I amBy the streams of your brightest lightOf a Heaven I knowYour screams cannot be.It is a pain I forgetBefore the face of a gracing love.Though, a painI will not deplete myself of,In recollection of arms I knew as a childWrapped around me forThe protection I had adored. I will not obey darkness,I… Continue reading Poem – “Another of Many Pains” – Loss of a Father – 9/7/2020

Poem – “A Dying Father on the Back of a Wounded Woman” – Romanticism – 5/18/2020

Who do you grieve for, When the night has no stars? When the ice of the silent universe Encompasses the space in your mouth, For whom do you scream? He died To your satisfaction. He bled For your wounds. He left, With the wetness of your appetite, Still remaining to dine. I once was trapped… Continue reading Poem – “A Dying Father on the Back of a Wounded Woman” – Romanticism – 5/18/2020

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

Deep in my pastWhere horses rideOver roadways and train tracks,I fall awayInto memoriesFull of the same shelter,In how I gave loveTo anyone else.His armsBrought my misfortune to fortune,And in what I learnedWas that grief is but a symbolTo never grow beyondTo something diseased.I have used all my ambitionTo feel what I feelWhen I am asleepWhen… Continue reading Poem – "A Father who never Left" – Family – 3/24/2020

Poem – “Oh, Mother; Leave All Evil” – Personal Poem – 10/22/2019

Your spirit resides in turbulence,But, a moth rests itself atop your temple,A grave sits before you, idle and waiting.There's a place in Heaven, for you,Near the place Christ left, for you.There's evil that runs so free,Seemingly freer than love, itself.Why do you find yourself in comfort,During when your son has shown sides to him,That only… Continue reading Poem – “Oh, Mother; Leave All Evil” – Personal Poem – 10/22/2019

Poem – “Father, Have You Lifted?” – Father’s Day

Father, have you lifted,Away from the pain I now share,With a world so very bare? It is because I have done as you asked,And cared for another among a divisionOf untimely selfishness. Is it wrong to despise someone,Who loves only themselves?This world has no promise of love. And yet, I make what I canFrom the… Continue reading Poem – “Father, Have You Lifted?” – Father’s Day