the ballad of father and son 1

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a father's appeal to his son

Submitted: October 17, 2017

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Son, you’ve grown

And I’ve grown too

And you think, like me

The world owes you a thing or two

 

When I heard the news

That you’ll be on your way

I made all possible

To make sure you’ll stay

 

The day I saw you move

Was a day undeleted

From my memory

In my mind, a throne seated

 

The way you said a word

Was a way I memorized

I told people with pride

That vocabulary is richly prized

 

When suddenly the world

Revealed a face you didn’t see

I was there with my cloak

To shield you in me

 

Then you came into your own

And threw my cloak off in my face

Told me so many things about

Being out of time and out of place

 

Are you me disguised? My father went

But I remember his every face

And the one I remember the most

Is the one he showed me when I changed and he said

He’ll stand my place.


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