Father’s Day

Father’s day is every day.
He can sleep so soundly
because I am here. 

My presence ensures
his peace is kept,
his innocence protected
under my watch.

My fathering role
is of most importance.
A being has been given
for me to nurture.

He will be safe
and feel secure,
his needs will be met
and so much more.

Love will flow
between our hearts;
my son will know me
and trust so deep. 

I’ll treat him with
dignity, kindness
and compassion.
His body, spirit
and mind cultivated. 

A precious son,
who will know my love.

Bluebell Books — Short Story Slam 12:   http://bluebellbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/short-story-slam-week-12.html

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  1. This one stirs my heart more than I can possibly say. ‘Nuff said.

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  2. amazing poem gayle. so full of love and parental tenderness.

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  3. Very touching and lovely poem.

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  4. What a huge responsibility parenting is. And you are correct, it’s a everyday thing.

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  5. PS Have a nice weekend. 🙂

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  6. Gayle, this is too funny. I saw this theme on WordPress last night and thought it would be perfect for you. I love it. Good job! 😉

    A lovely, sweet poem. Nicely done! 😉

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  7. super thoughtful and lovely entry.

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  8. Kay Salady

     /  October 16, 2011

    This is written with such tender compassion. Thank you!

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  9. A.B. Thomas

     /  October 16, 2011

    The last line is so powerful; I don’t think that many are aware of how strong a fathers love can be

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  10. This line stands out for me … ” his innocence protected
    under my watch”. Isn’t it what best describes a Father??? They protect and provide. So many times they are not given the credit they deserve.
    Nicely written, Gayle.
    Great use of the prompt.
    Namaste,
    Izzy xoxo

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    • Yes–I think so too. Father’s are all about protection and provision and, of course, lots of lavished love.

      Thanks, Izzy. xoxo

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  11. such a great poem and so well expressed you did a fantastic job on this one love the prompt

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  12. Wonderful sentiment 🙂

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  13. very impressive.

    🙂

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