The Lending

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem for daddy....


The Lending



You are the lending.

Shield and sword, majestic lord,

my strength, my hope, my happy ending.



the wall that cannot fall,

the tree that stands against my storm,

my gale.

You hold your form when words impale

your heart.

When I alone am torn apart,

you are my mending


Pain I never was intending

you endure.

Your love is sure

when I am condescending.



the reed unbending,

my refuge from the flood impending,

my flesh and blood ~

You watched me flower 

from a bud,

believed me when I was pretending.



when you are gone

who'll sing this song

to where you go?







How will I know

the way

to do the sending?


Submitted: February 02, 2018

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Oleg Roschin

Magnificent! So majestic and exalted, emotions just pouring out, and written with great skill - with a "leitmotif" rhyme, beautifully arranged rhythmic structure... Outstanding work. You are a truly great poet!

Fri, February 2nd, 2018 5:51pm


OMG, Oleg, you make me warm all over! I had to go look that word up....Leitmotif! I should know that. Here you are teaching me more things. I learned so much from you in our previous life! I'm all a blush that you read and shower me with love....melting! Thank you

Sun, February 4th, 2018 1:58pm


Oleg gives you truth for sure; Our minds tease, & senses blur!
Quite a poet, you my sweet... Your perfection, my retreat!!
Mentally you tantalize; Reflexively remaximize...
The way I process, words and thoughts... Mentally, I’m all in knots!

Tue, February 13th, 2018 10:00am


Sweet Spy, let me help you with your knots....massage you gently....relax you. Don't you think I can?

Fri, February 16th, 2018 4:09pm

DLCannon Reprise

Sweat one, Megan. :) He sure is blessed to have you write him this. Maybe you could put in o his facebook wall. That's what I did when my father passed away. I read it to him in his coma, and then at both his funerals, and then posted the link to his facebook wall.

Thu, March 1st, 2018 12:55am


Oh, that’s a really good idea, DL! Though I hope not a funeral any time soon. But I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. When I originally wrote this and posted about a year ago, one of my friends here used the poem to read to her dad on father’s day. Then she told me about it and it made me smile! I actually wrote this poem on father’s day, and put it up right after I finished.

Thanks for reading, DL!

Thu, March 1st, 2018 8:17am

pen in motion

You truly have a great talent for writing poems. I don't even have words to comment, all I can say. It's beautiful!

Mon, March 5th, 2018 3:09pm


Thank you so much, Pen. I'm so blushing!

Wed, March 7th, 2018 5:56pm


I'll give you a happy ending..... ;)

Tue, August 6th, 2019 6:22pm


I know you will, DL
and a happy beginning too

Mon, September 9th, 2019 6:19pm


You've expressed so much here. Every reader can take something from these words. Words that can be taken in different ways surely can connect with many people. It is obvious that your words came from within. Keep up the good work.

Fri, December 20th, 2019 11:27am


Thank you so much for this amazing review! This is a Father's Day poem. It was actually written on that day a few years ago. I so appreciate you reading and commenting!

Fri, January 3rd, 2020 8:44pm

H W Lustre

one word...beautiful!

Mon, January 13th, 2020 8:39pm


Thank you so much, HW

Mon, January 13th, 2020 8:53pm


A beautiful dedication to your dearest father,so poignant and positive.
Nicely flowing stanzas written with great imagery and precise detail.

Sun, January 19th, 2020 8:55pm


Thank you so much for this, Buff.
Incredibly, I wrote this on Father's Day a few years ago

Sun, January 19th, 2020 9:26pm

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