Nov. 3, 2013

Policy of the Father

From The Novelist Portent by Johnny E. Mahaffey (author's profile)

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Johnny E. Mahaffey
September 24,2013

FOLLY OF THE FATHER

My baby girls pulled me from the abyss,
their eyes, and hearts, wide open.
I was young.
My sons too, yearned for me.
My fatherhood to them a failure --
My worst of myself. Days became weeks,
weeks to months, months to years,
years... to... a lifetime.
All passed. Time with no relevance,
my life outside of time.
Watching. Feeling.

Forever to see, to know, that which
is beyond reach. Beyond repair.
I was young, the abyss strong.
I was
Not yet myself.

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eica23 Posted 2 years, 9 months ago. ✓ Mailed 2 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
Johnny E. Mahaffey
September 24,2013
FOLLY OF THE FATHER
My baby girls pulled me from the abyss,
their eyes, and heart, wide open.
I was young.
My son too, yearned for me.
My fatherhood to them a failure--
My worst of myself. Days became weeks,
weeks to months, months to years,
years... to... a lifetime.
All passed. Time with no relevance,
my life outside of time.
Watching. Feeling.

Forever to see, to know, that which
is beyond reach. Beyond repair.
I was young, the abyss strong.
I was
Not yet myself.

RavenJaws Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago. ✓ Mailed 3 months, 2 weeks ago   Favorite
Johnny this was really good! It's short, but packed with thoughts, feelings and relatability. Great work my friend!

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