Father’s Day

As we were 2

A father is born
When the child
Arrives,
Welcome or not.

And then the world whirls
The seasons shift
Days
Weeks
Months —
Somehow
Decades pass.

Hopes, dreams,
Fear, despair,
Stay, go,
Love, detach
Yes,  no —

A part of me
Wishes you stayed,
But it’s too late.
If I could, I would
Go back to 1962
And start over.

I would give you
The blue marble
Hidden in my hand
And the plaid bunny
In my purse
To change your mind.

Author: Virginia Wagner Galfo

These are scary times. Prepare yourself to take a stand for what is right. God damn it, just be kind!

2 thoughts on “Father’s Day”

  1. There are so many different circumstances
    some Father’s face
    it makes them want to run
    some want to stay and face life
    boldly press on
    some do it for the children
    others do it for them selves

    cowards never pay

    some shouldn’t even have Fathered
    children that they pay no attention to
    or haven’t a clue of how to care for them

    some are forced out of their own home

    some are beaten with their own children and allowed 5 days out of a month to see them
    they show up to visit and find an empty home

    some truly love their children
    and would do anything to make them happy and protect their health
    their concern is truly for the child’s best interest and not their own
    they are the heroes
    that can change a judges mind
    and save America

    my heart goes out today not to fathers
    but to the fatherless children who are suffering
    and wishing
    for a father that they never knew

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