|Father and son bond|
As a boy there were times to express deep thoughts –
that linger in one’s mind.
Or deliberate the contemplations of a man.
As a boy reminiscing of long walks
that first bike ride without training wheels and
laying catch in the park
or staying up late listening to man talk.
As a boy there were adults who understood –
brewing emotions of the mind
Is it not okay for a man to show emotion of any kind?
Your succinct roar
Where often words of encouragement –
I now realize.
not to bring me down
But to make one soar
Spring turned to winter
Hopping right over summer
Now all is left are memories
And plenty of what if’s to wonder
I knew – your last words of wisdom bestowed
would be the end
I remember your teachings –
Keeping them close to heart
love and faithfulness never leave me;
each morning I recite from the very start
Every man would learn –
To express their deepest thoughts
It is okay to say I love you
and not withhold good to whom it was due
every man stop making promises
Especially those they know they can’t keep
But start removing EGO and pride
Then the true bond of fatherhood would finally be found