Charles Chaim Wax

A Father's Love - Poem by Charles Chaim Wax

As soon as I walked into
the Teacher’s Center
I said, “Congratulations!
you’re the envy of every
teacher in the school—
New York State
Teacher of the Year! ”
“Not such
a rosy picture, ” said George Sweeny sadly.
“Whatta ya mean? ”
“My son is a maniac.”
“Which one? ”
“At least Larry is OK.”
“I don’t know
cause he only moves
his bowels once a week
and you never know
when it’s gonna happen
since there’s such a build up.
Last week he did it
when we was riding
on the Belt Parkway.”
George paused
he seemed lost in thought.
“Like a little
earthquake it was, ” he laughed.
“Just my luck
there was an accident up ahead!
I hadda sit
there with that
stench for forty minutes.”
“How come he wasn’t
wearing Depends?
Seems like
a good solution
to the problem.”
“Mrs. Goetschius
his shrink
says it ain’t
good for him
well, the exact words
she used was
‘Not advantageous
for his soul.’
she’s the doctor.”

Comments about A Father's Love by Charles Chaim Wax

  • (2/22/2006 7:55:00 PM)

    Dear Charles,

    What a delicious sense of humour emanating from the page. Had me laughing out loud all the way. Stupendous offering. Shall definitely read some more of yours.

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  • (1/10/2006 8:59:00 AM)

    I think alot of dads would've just put him in the depends and said heck with his doctor. That does say alot about him as a father. I'm finding your work very interesting......each one like a little mini-story. Sincerely, mary (Report) Reply

  • Willow Moon Pearce (1/6/2006 10:26:00 AM)

    I absolutely liked this poem and it will stick in my mind! ! .............willow (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2005 5:48:00 PM)


    Your use of the narrative is brilliant and its divisions seem to make the flow so natural.

    I really think this is brilliant. You seem to be drawing up characters and projecting situations onto them in order to make a point. It is a facinating device and makes your work such facinating reading: something to return to.

    With great respect

    Denis Joe
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  • (11/19/2005 5:55:00 PM)

    a unique and interesting piece...i enjoyed this! (Report) Reply

  • (11/11/2005 8:32:00 PM)

    I love it. Your words are beautifully staged, and I enjoy reading your work...thanks for reading mine..
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  • (11/7/2005 1:29:00 PM)

    LOL Lovely! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 25, 2006

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