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  • Writer's pictureSimon Templar

Dear Son




The heart of a son's soft voice

Cripples a parent's life free choice


Holding him love wound a man inside

"Okay" said the son as the dad apologized


That quantum state, the place of the feeling

When he said those words had me kneeling


Eight years old and cheeks baby fat so true

That spirit so pure its like life we all redo


Your dad's death is coming in due time

That pain of mine, I am leaving you behind


What will you do, and who will I be

That great father shaping you to see


Or that failure who leaves you broken

With decades set back and wound awoken


Each hour the brain is burning on fire

Worrying I will fail and one day retire

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