Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Message To My Father

My beloved father, the last time we met
in company with your confidant and friend Abu,
we spoke of many things.
Most importantly the history I'd lost in the
half century of not being your son.

You surrendered me for expediency
because you were a man of peace.
The circumstances of then made me who I am,
and not necessarily the son you wanted;
But that's another story.
jerry hughes
Noreen Carden 28 November 2014
Jerry I enjoyed reading this poem. It is well written and if true has given a glimpse into your personal story.
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Hans Vr 24 October 2014
A huge number of feelings flow out of these few lines into the heart of the reader. This is poetry at its best.
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Matthias Pantaleon 10 October 2012
Wonderful lines here from jerry hughes
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Wang Qian 09 September 2012
A great poem ~ Thank you for sharing~ and that makes me think deeply about the big world with father~
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Prince Obed de la Cruz 03 August 2010
if you wrote this with the right emotion..... applause for you sir.... keep writing!
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Prashant Shaurya 26 December 2009
such realistic poem sir.. i could really relate to it.. but the fact that underlies is that we all really adore our father and as kids aspire to be like him.. 10++++ for sure
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Stacey Watts 07 November 2009
This was a very emotional piece. So hard when we have difficulties with our parents. I am surre that deep down that connection was there. Very well written piece.
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Patrick A. Martin 06 November 2009
Thank you for this poem Jerry. I took me many years to reconsile my realationship with my father. The first world war robbed him of his ability to be intimate and for me it was like growing up trying to grasp a shadow. That you for what you left unsaid for there lies his shadow. -Paddy
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Sandra Martyres 20 October 2009
A very poignant write Jerry, but you seem to have made your peace....many do not and the father-son unnpleasant saga never ends unfortunately...
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Ciarán Kelly 19 October 2009
A lovely poem, jerry, really typifies the difficulty of father-son relationships. A real tip of the iceberg job and like many of your poems is an emotional carousel and encapsulates many lifetimes!
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