My Father’s Son by Lynn White

I never knew

my father’s son.

Even though

I met him once,

or maybe twice,

I never knew him.

And then I met

his son.

Caught him

miraculously

in a net.

Held on to him

tightly.

And, I found

that he hadn’t left early,

my father’s son.

He’d waited for me,

wondering,

for a long time.

And so I found him,

my father’s son.

When he was

just ninety six,

I found him.

But I was too late

to know him.

At ninety five,

he was already dead.

So I never knew him,

my father’s son.

 

© Lynn White

First published in Scarlet Leaf Review, May 2016

Excerpt from the book “Imperfect Paths”


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Foreword . . .

How many people can say they have not walked on rough terrain to get to where they are today? Most of us have been bruised and beaten to find out who we really are within; to find joy in this life we have been given. We are flawed beings with imperfect paths, and those turbulent journeys can either make us or break us.

It is easy to blame our past wrongs, the people who have tarnished our trust, and the bad bets the world throws at us. But we still hold the power to make a choice to become better than the humans who hurt us; to be the voice of change by learning from the experiences which have attempted to break us. Along the many roads traveled, the decisions we make will determine who we are to become.

Take a moment to walk in another’s shoes. The poets here have opened their Pandora’s Box, not to release the personal demons that taunt or once to keep them confined, but to share how to sever the weights one is shackled to.

Donna J. Sanders, Author

This book was sponsored by the Starving Artist Fund by the publishing group Creative Talents Unleashed.

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