shel cope

(step) Father - Poem by shel cope

He never loved me,
though I know how hard he tried.
He was a good man,
sewn tight with pride.
On visits in his final years he cried

Standing at his graveside
able at last to say
I know
you knew
how much I loved you

Comments about (step) Father by shel cope

  • (4/3/2008 5:50:00 AM)

    yes, it takes us awhile to make peace with our past and the people who wre part of it...but when we do, we finally start to heal!

    much love from germany!

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  • (3/31/2008 5:11:00 AM)

    This is so lovely, esp. since you acknowledge the difficulty a step-parent has to face in raising another's child. I'm pretty sure he loved you in his way. I still think they are the true parent though, the raising of a child is no mean feat. You accomplished much in this succinct offering. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2008 2:59:00 AM)

    it's what you don't say that brings a tear. A succinct honest write. 'Sewn tight with pride' is brilliant. You share your story with great skill and more than a little compassion. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2008 7:37:00 AM)

    At least he tried Shel, very profound write,10
    Lynda xx
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, March 31, 2008

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