Sunday, June 21, 2015

I honor the father


every child is precious
and the rearing of that child
deserves the finest of instinct, decision, care,

I am in awe of the mother
within whom the life begins
and who regularly allows the best to be possible,
there should be awe when watching
a young mother swaddle the child with love,

I can be in awe of the father
for whom the rearing is more of choice
and the way forward seemingly more pathless,

the father who sees the child,
who knows the child,
who is there for the child,
can help the way open clear
for the precious within the child
to break free of the shells that can hold him and her back,

at the heart of it all, the child makes his and her own way,

now, though, I honor the father,
whose love and effort can support the child
in becoming the best possible person
inherent within what choice and circumstance allow.

My sons, you are great fathers!
Thank you for who you are.

by Henry H. Walker
June 14, ‘15

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