Poem: The Father
A Meditation on Fatherhood
He plants his seed and helps to nurture its growth, waiting patiently as the seasons come and go.
He talks to the burgeoning belly as it swells with life, anticipating that which will carry his legacy into the sea of the afterlife.
His hopes and dreams for this newborn child are only mirrored by his own past trials.
This child, his son, who is now full grown, labors side by side --standing tall on his very own....