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"And So, I Ran to My Father" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on May 5, 2015
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"And So, I Ran to My Father"

Since birth, breath

The shepard, showing the way

Accounting for sins, lambs in the land of wolves, souls amongst the pack

Vigilance; the weight of the watcher

The establishment; of gravity

Debt; what we owe for being held accountable

The unwanted gift of breath, in and out, up and down

Needs vs wants, life vs excess

Socks on a birthday, a privilege to appreciate nothing, to throw away and judge

The new age spoils of being a son, an ingrate

Sacrifice; allowance equating to our perverted glory

Acknowledging; no sweat

Fallling in and out of grace

Our community of forever children

A death can show the way to truth

A look in the eye

Unto the souls of our fathers

Blood; swimming in black

The tide runneth back

The tide runneth back

The tide runneth back

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Another thought provoking piece of poetry Eric. Rarely can I read your poems just once. There is so much depth and a need to read between the lines. Voted up.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      All the sacrifice and love of our fathers and God goes misunderstood and unappreciated by most who are unwilling to sacrifice and grow into men... the tide eventually carries us all to the same place.

      Thanks for the visit Jodah

      EWF

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Much promise. The last three lines worked for you. I recite poetry, and if I was doing this one, I would slow the last line for a powerful effect. Nice work.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      There is some memorable great moments when reading this poem. I also love the repetition at the end. Well written and thought provoking. Jamie

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you Manatita and Jamie. I appreciate the kind words very much.

      EWF

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      christinemariezzz 2 years ago

      Eric,

      ..."The establishment of gravity..."I like that, it compliments your well chosen pic and the wordmovement of your topic for this poem.

      Do a sister poem like : And so, I ________To My Mother.

      ~ christinemarie

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you Christine Marie, perhaps I could conjure up a "sister poem"... If it strikes me so.

      EWF

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Very deep and profound. This poem really makes you think!

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Dana, sometimes my poems are like puzzles, they even take time for me to piece them back together on a reread; but I know what it's supposed to be, yet still there's a process in putting it all back together again. I guess that's both fun and troubling for me at times. Thanks for the visit and kind words.

      EWF

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      bluebird 24 months ago

      Let us all run to our Father!

      Great piece, like your thoughts and style of writing!

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 24 months ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks again Bluebird, good to see the word "style", let's me know there is character inside the words.

      EWF

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