Loving Father of my youth

Living Father of my youth

            Left home, leaving

            Silent words of error

            Slipping like a ghost

            Diving away from me

 

            Messaging memories
            My only sign

            Dreaming of you

            A man of glory

           

            Jammed with loss

            Confusion became life

            Vacating your old past

            Seeking out new life

           

            Minutes became years

            Lessons became fate

            Mistakes became hope

            Discovering a new way

           

            To drift back

            Home, where you left

            A son who saw a dim light

            Older in every form

           

            No anger vents out

            Only open arms

            Warm tears

            Living father of my youth

Comments

Angelwith1wing

I like how the speaker in the poem at the end does not get angry at his father for abandoning him in "his youth". It takes a lot of courage and forgiveness to accepted someone who left you behind. May we all learn from this and practice this in our own lives. Keep writing on my friend. 

Mafi Grey

I can relate to this so much, well my father was killed when I was a baby but I don't even know how he's hands felt as he held me.

Mafi Grey

I can relate to this so much, well my father was killed when I was a baby but I don't even know how he's hands felt as he held me.

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