JH (January 4,1931 / a citizen of the world)

A Message To My Father

My beloved father, the last time we met
in company with your confidant and friend Abu,
we spoke of many things.
Most importantly the history I'd lost in the
half century of not being your son.

You surrendered me for expediency
because you were a man of peace.
The circumstances of then made me who I am,
and not necessarily the son you wanted;
But that's another story.

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Jerry I enjoyed reading this poem. It is well written and if true has given a glimpse into your personal story.
A huge number of feelings flow out of these few lines into the heart of the reader. This is poetry at its best.
Wonderful lines here from jerry hughes
A great poem ~ Thank you for sharing~ and that makes me think deeply about the big world with father~
if you wrote this with the right emotion..... applause for you sir.... keep writing!
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