He died
but I never
went to his funeral.
If I didn’t have sons
of my own
I’d have gone.
But I do, so I know
that no force on earth
could ever make me
discard them.

Ryan Stone

11 thoughts on “Paterfamilias

  1. I’m sorry if it was you who lost your father even if he wasn’t a good father, he was your father and I love that you have a great relationship with your sons and would never be that kind of father to them. Your reaction (or the speakers) is very understandable. Improving upon a broken relationship that hurt you deeply. Good to read your Poems.

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