15 October 2009

Father’s Day


wishing it were different may
restrain the feelings of regret
but the truth is – it isn’t...

Sunday’s Father’s Day whichever
way you want to care, where
being one sincerely matters

there are three of us as dads
this year with four children
whom we’ve want answer to

but where their hugs will be
tender warm and proximate to
each I’m on a distance limb 

though they are a thousand
miles away my heart still beats
suffused in gratefulness
© 4 September 2009, I. D. Carswell