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Author Name: FreeFirestoneFeinberg 9 Comments
Date Added: February 26, 2013 11:02:56 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Sons fatherless...
bh
2/24/13 r1



Sons fatherless wander in the forest,
Trample and tread upon ways of the field,
Edges of earth searching so to be healed, 
Tho' find they no relief nor even rest.
For life, as then and always, is a test,
A trial of the soul -- the sentence sealed;
Tho' perpetrator ever chained and jailed --
No statute-stated reason for arrest.

Yet no criminal he whose innocense
Is marked upon his forehead as a sign --
But just an extra son -- a pale pilgrim --
A slave to search -- a puppet uselessness --
Who look and look and look but never find
The gardener who planted and left him.

 

Author's Notes:
This is about the conflict of silence and the air of ambivalence which too often accompanies the relationships between fathers and sons.  The father need not have left the son -- literally; there are other kinds of abandonment.
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Comment By: FreeBrian Dziokonski on February 27, 2013 05:42:29 PM Report
Very profound David! And so apparent between fathers and sons throughout history, A splendid poem my friend. Is there a particular name to this style of poem? I've seen you use it a few times before. See ya, Bri
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on February 27, 2013 04:17:26 PM Report


Some times fathers and son's do conflict!!

 Are they so much a like or does the father demand perfection... The son just does not measure up!!

What ever the reasons...Both with so muchpride not one will give a inch until its too late!!

 LOve ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeLast Temple Knight on February 27, 2013 11:52:44 AM Report

Emotional abandonment can be just as (or maybe even more) painful than that of the physical variety.

Deeply moving and feels like a page from my own life with my father. - Joe

Comment By: PremiumLindaM on February 27, 2013 02:10:17 AM Report

Your lovely poem has a very powerful message. It is so true, I have seen it in my own extended family where

the father and son seem almost strangers to each other. The father seems unable or unwilling to seek a close

relationship with his son and that can be almost as painful as physical abandonment. Nicely penned

Linda

david.

Comment By: FreeTomahawk on February 26, 2013 11:35:50 PM Report


If you get a chance, find the song "Sons Of" by Judy Collins. Though not exactly on this subject, it hits home in a different way. I think you can dig it, it's tight.


 


Len

Comment By: FreeDean on February 26, 2013 06:59:40 PM Report
This is a special write David. Too often, many fatherless sons not able to find their right way in their lives, and too few of them survive via their own wisdom, and even them come across some other fatherly guides.... ~Dean
Comment By: Premiumsammie bagley on February 26, 2013 02:46:00 PM Report
a good job you portrayed in this well written write as far as mothers and sons go i think a mother can be over bearing to her son especial if she has only 1 son in my mind most serial killers stems back to mothers'  i myself had only 1 child a daughter which is now grown up with her own kids so at any rate i loved your poem you are one of the best on this site
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on February 26, 2013 12:43:13 PM Report
PS...I know what I said below is not related to your message.. I just had one of my own.. :o)...len
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on February 26, 2013 12:41:27 PM Report
I thin k the problem with fathers AND mothers is failing to let their kids grow up..The control needed at age five isn't there at age 16...I think that's a big reason youth rebels...Nice work, Brother...len




 


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