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I can see the man

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wranx
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For years I have carried certain images of my son
Eddie as an infant, the beautiful bundle
Eddie as a boy, gangly and gap-toothed
Eddie as a teen, open and earnest
This is how I would see him

And each of these images swelled my heart
With feelings of wonderment
And feelings of inadequacy
And feelings of hope

Time passed, my son grew
Straight and strong
He thrived in spite of, or perhaps
Because of my absentee influence
He persevered and endeavored to succeed
Through High School and College
And made the most of his opportunities

This baby, this boy, this teenager
Had the discipline and character
That I have never managed

My prodigy then found love
Or love found him, and found him worthy
And his Lisa is just as lovely and loyal as he

Together, they have made a home
Filled with goodness and comfort
And other rewards

Yet, I still saw my son as that toddler
Or that sandlot soldier
Or that adolescent

Together, they have made a miracle
Filled with goodness and humor
And other rewards
They named him Justin

Nourished on caring and love
This new toddler carries with him
The hopes and dreams of the generations
That came before

And together, my son and his love Lisa
Made yet another miracle
Filled with sweetness and grace
And other rewards
They named her Abbey

This bright new spark carries with her
The promise of a life
That Godsí love can afford

And still, I saw my son as that baby
That boy
That teen

Then one day, while at his house
Being entertained by his own son
I watched my own son prepare our lunch
And in that moment I finally saw him
My son
The man
And the image filled my heart
With feelings of wonderment
And a feeling of hope
And  profound pride


~wranx


"Writing is a perfectly natural thing to do....just remember to wash your hands afterward"....Heinlein.

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Martie
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1 posted 06-16-2002 11:13 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

wranx

I know the meaning behind this continuance.  It is so breathtaking to watch a child you conceived become a father himself.  It touches a place (for a mother too) that I didn't know, until it happened.

I loved this heart woven, tender writing!
Happy Father's Day!
RSWells
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2 posted 06-16-2002 11:30 AM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

Very good, Happy father's Day.

"Happy people have no history" - French Proverb

SmartChick
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3 posted 06-16-2002 11:45 AM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

What a beautiful poem for "Fathers Day"!

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
Magnus
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4 posted 06-16-2002 01:14 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

This is what being a Dad and a father is
all about...

Thank You...
ethome
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5 posted 06-16-2002 01:20 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

And proud you should be!
Nice history.        I enjoyed reading it!
Tiersdin
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A very touching and beautiful write...

thank you,
~R.T.

"I shall never bond again, as I have bonded with you..."

JamesMichael
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7 posted 06-16-2002 05:34 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Excellent writing...James
Enchantress
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8 posted 06-16-2002 06:26 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Simply beautiful!
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
~Hugs, Nancy~

~Somewhere in my heart I'm always
dancing with you in the summer rain~

wranx
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9 posted 06-16-2002 06:55 PM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wranx

Thanks people,
I've spent years trying to make the transition from sperm donor to a father, never quite made it. My son, howerver takes to fatherhood is if he were born to it. Heavy irony

~wranx

"Writing is a perfectly natural thing to do....just remember to wash your hands afterward"....Heinlein.

Sunshine
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10 posted 05-06-2003 03:47 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Will you consider a repost, then, for Father's Day?  In honor of your son, who is honoring his Father?
 
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