Saturday, June 14, 2014

Thoughts for Fathers for Father's Day


Kinds of fathers 
loving, kind, 
happy, strong, 
weak, mean

Their childhood
molded them 
What will Baby be

The father holds his newborn

Speechless, overcome with joy
the responsibility seems staggering
I can't do this 

In his arms their bond is forged

deep, everlasting
Protectiveness rises in him
Gentleness flows from him

Baby trusts him
asleep in his arms
He memorizes baby's lashes,
the all-over scent of Johnson's

Child of my heart
You are the new and improved version
of your mother and I
Be all you can be

The process is subtle

Not just Father's words,
his thoughts, too
Baby believes he's right

Whatever is thought or said

by the bed of a sleeping child,
he or she will become

©2014 Red Convertible Travel Series

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