Speaking of Feelings

Some Fathers                 For David, Devin and Chase  2012

Some fathers never know they have a child.

Taken by circumstances…..

death, lust, ignorance, occupation….

some fathers leave their child

as they do their breath

not knowing it’s there

or its value

Some fathers go back for their child

or their child finds them

along life’s journey

strangers touching tentatively

feeling their way to the familiar

Some fathers live to have a child….

to dedicate their hearts

and minds

and bodies

living their futures together

into this life

with all it brings

no matter what

willing to die into the moment

to feed life to their child.

Some children know only their father’s absence.

Some struggle thru their lives to find him.

All desire to learn their father’s heart

enough to trust the heart

beating through both of them