Monday, 16 January 2012

Father


Big shoulders strong enough
To protect
From everything
Speeding car, leering men, broken heart

Eyes that twinkle more often
Than they cloud
With anger or fear
Light brown pools of hidden emotion

Never perfect, yet seeming just so
Efficient
Machine
Yet more than lazy enough to be human

Downs a pint of whiskey (only the best)
A gentleman
Controlled
Loose, but never a drunken swagger

The smoothest driver, shifting gears
With ease
Experience
That cannot be taught, only admired

The kite flyer, the ocean swimmer
Careful
And carefree
The one who taught me to ride a wave

Brimming with stories and terrible jokes
A father
A friend
Switching between roles seamlessly

8 comments:

  1. I think you managed to sum up all that fathers are. It sounds complicated by that overall, you have a decent relationship with your dad.

    It's kind of the same with me and my dad. ☼

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  2. Sorry to hear about your dad. RIP. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

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    1. :) Hello, just to clarify, my father is still alive and kicking.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  3. i had no idea u were this good marita!!...incredible!

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