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Sons Can't Wait

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TomS
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0 posted 12-18-1999 08:05 PM       View Profile for TomS   Email TomS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomS

I was willing to do anything with Dad
It didnšt have to be fun
Bust tires apart, change oil, or sit in the car and wait
Go with him on a New York run

I was waiting for him to give me something
Something more important than the teat
But it was something he didnšt have
For he was never given it

I needed him to praise me
Tell me I was no fool
I was smart
I had a way with a tool

But a man canšt give
What he was never given
Old Grandpap was a tyrant
Hard work was his living

So I always waited
Waited till Dad died
Until his heart was done pumping
Till he no longer syed

Now I try to remember what I wanted
I try to remember to praise my boy
I dont want him to wait
For someone else to give him that joy
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Poet deVine
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1 posted 12-18-1999 08:13 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

What a good moral to this story! I liked it.. sort of like the song "Cat's Cradle".  
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2 posted 12-18-1999 09:39 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You're so right... This poem hits home with me... so many of our fathers weren't given those abilities... I had to realize that before I could forgive mine for contributing so little when I was young.... Nice work on this one...
caroline
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3 posted 12-18-1999 10:07 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

This hit home for me, it did. There is an important message here. Nicely done, Tom.

 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain


Denise
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4 posted 12-18-1999 10:11 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

The lessons learned from our childhood experiences can enrich the lives of our children if we are wise. Nice poem, Tom.

 Denise


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5 posted 12-19-1999 01:57 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Amen to this!  I have 2 small boys, and I try to spend as much time with them as I can...and you're right, it doesn't have to be much, they just like doing ANYTHING together!  Even washing dishes!  I always feel guilty if I get wrapped up in what I have to do....I try to put work off, and spend more time with them....it's hard sometimes.  Thank you for sharing such a powerful message....May it not fall on deaf ears.

 - - - If I can just touch you once, then I feel I have accomplished what I am called to do...- - pFF

 
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