Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day!



Peace and Love to My Dad
Peace and Love to My Grandfathers
Peace and Love to my uncles and cousins who are fathers
Peace and Love to the spirits of all my Great Grandfathers and their fathers before them

Peace and Light to all the men who take care of their children
Peace and Light to all the men who make quality time for their children
Peace and Light to all the men who want to raise healthy, positive, and bright children
Peace and Light to all the men who want to be good role models to their children with right thinking, right words, and right action
Peace and Light to all the men who practice responsibility and accountability in caring for their creations
Peace and Light to all the men who are dads & fathers on the planet






Happy Father's Day!!!!!


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How Do We Forgive Our Fathers? by Dick Lourie


How do we forgive our Fathers?
Maybe in a dream
Do we forgive our Fathers for leaving us too often or forever
when we were little?
Maybe for scaring us with unexpected rage
or making us nervous
because there never seemed to be any rage there at all.
Do we forgive our Fathers for marrying or not marrying our Mothers?
For Divorcing or not divorcing our Mothers?
And shall we forgive them for their excesses of warmth or coldness?
Shall we forgive them for pushing or leaning
for shutting doors
for speaking through walls
or never speaking
or never being silent?
Do we forgive our Fathers in our age or in theirs
or their deaths
saying it to them or not saying it?
If we forgive our Fathers what is left?


* This poem is read during the last scene in Smoke Signals. It was
originally published in a longer version titled “Forgiving Our
Fathers” in a book of poems titled Ghost Radio published by Hanging
Loose Press in 1998


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