Poetry Friday: A Father’s Story

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I wrote a poem today, but it’s not quite ready to see the light.  So here’s an older one–revised and revamped just for you:

I told a story
of a father’s love
generous, forgiving, never-ending
who pursued his lost child
through famine and loss
through pain and denial
a love that went searching
for the child who didn’t want to be found.

I looked around me
at the sea of baffled faces
“Oh, storyteller you have failed us!”
they cry.

“We are a generation of children
with lost fathers
selfish, absent, forgetful
who have ignored their children
through pleas and tears
through anger and heartbreak
We are a generation
whose absent fathers don’t want to be found.”

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