Juwon Daniel

Veteran Poet - 1,669 Points (Nigeria)

I Look Into My Father's Eyes - Poem by Juwon Daniel

Sailing down behind the sun, Waiting for my prince to come. Praying for the healing rain, To restore my soul again. Just a toerag on the run. How did I get here? What have I done? When will all my hopes arise? How will I know him? When I look in my father's eyes. When I look in my father's eyes, Then the light begins to shine, And I hear those ancient lullabies; And as I watch this seedling grow, Feel my heart start to overflow. Where do I find the words to say? How do I teach him? What do we play? Bit by bit, I've realized That's when I need them, That's when I lose them. That's when I need my father's eyes; Then the jagged edge appears, Through the distant clouds of tears. I'm like a bridge that was washed away; My foundations were made of clay. As my soul slides down to die, How could I lose him? What did I try? Bit by bit, I've realized, That he was here with me; I looked into my father's eyes.

Topic(s) of this poem: family

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  • Kewayne Wadley (3/5/2015 11:35:00 AM)

    Beautiful! Simply beautiful! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 5, 2015

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