Father Tears and I

I often
felt
these
words
but
couldn’t
speak
till
now

I was in
his place
of business

Trying to
understand
where I
was suppose
to fit in

It wasn’t
exactly
the place
I wanted
to be

But it
became
clear
as time
I was
suppose
to be
there

One day
when I
stood
still

I heard
a voice
cry

I went to
the sound
and found
my father
crying

In a flash
I saw
him in me

From that point
on I found
life inside
his tears

This man
my father
had lost
all strength
and will

William
was slipping
through
his fingers

I was the
father
he never
had

He was the
child that
he never
was

To this day
I often
wonder
was this
Hereditary
Or
was I just
a child
of tears

This was inspired by a fellow blogger,Julia
She is a friend,a confidant,a define force to be
You should go and check her out

mamamaitri.wordpress.com

11 thoughts on “Father Tears and I

  1. Oh Sheldon…magnificent. truly magnificent…I’m deeply moved by this piece. I can’t even write all the reasons why because I am so moved.
    And I’m humbled, honoured by your kindnesses…..

  2. It was all that talking about dad’s I was able to tab into a crack that I hadn’t be able to get to,it doesn’t take much these days but you and l did it together,thank you Julia for your help

  3. Thank you all for your support and encouragement,from the heart I speak these words,if this helped others who have experienced…………..l hope l shared enough to give others a way in which to see an otherwise a close world
    Thank you again
    Sheldon

  4. All we think we know about ourselves and our parents is turned upside down. I had a similar experience with my mother. We found our true selves in each other for three years until she passed away in August 1998. By then because of her battles with diabetes which led to a losing war with pancreatic cancer I had become her Mother and she my daughter. Profound.

  5. I been trying to reach for those emotions and feelings that up until now I haven’t been able to grasp,it’s been a long lonely road up until now,I thank you for your thoughts I hope I help you with yours

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