Aug. 21, 2013

Father's Love

by Luis D. Perez (author's profile)


July 15, 2013

Luis Perez was a father of two children when he was arrested, he writes to them through poems inspired from a loneliness distance.


If I die in prison
please don't cry for me
your personal suffering
is very different from others.

I see the world through your eyes,
Thank you for the gift
of becoming a father and great grand father,
but I really don't know how to be a father.

I can't think straight because memories of
your childhood, broken home,
fighting in school defending your
father's honor, screaming at lunch
your father is a murderer.

Growing up as a poor child,
you become the other victim,
your father's youth was a disarray,
but regardless of the obstacles,
I have been thinking about you
as a valuable gift from God.

It takes a strong person
to deal with tough times,
but it takes more courage
to grow up as a child
without a father.

We must be willing to get
rid of the life we planned,
but keep growing, get happy,
healthy and pure,
let the wind touch you free,
fly in different directions.
Hold-On God is on his way.

My dear children,
you are the answer
to my prayers,
I left a memory of me
as a human being on earth.

I was born as a free man,
God's compassion will allow me
to have another opportunity
in life as a free man,
once again I will kiss you
and hold you tight.



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