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Dear son

by Brian Francis

Some time in life you'll find yourself
looking around, seeking some way out.
When life is a bummer, nobody's there
The stresses of life pour upon you
Alone you will find yourself mourning
Surrounded by friends yet alone in despair

Some turn to drugs to dull the hurt inside
Some lock it away and just pretend they're alright
Forgetting that cancer still kills when it hides
They sacrifice themselves on the alter of pride
But son please, please remember this truth
You are my son - I am always here for you

And when I am gone to the other side of life
I will leave behind my love for you
I will leave behind my pride
Not pride in what I have done or myself
But pride for my son and his successes in life
Pride for his family his children his wife

So then if you need me I can still be there
In the lessons we have taught, and learned
In the sharing of father and son - memories
Reach inside and find that reflection of me
That pride on my face that love in my heart
Remember my son how important you are


Posted on 09/23/2003
Copyright © 2019 Brian Francis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ashok Sharda on 09/27/03 at 04:25 AM

This is beautiful, the whole process of sharing experiences of life, passing to the new generation, as we do genetically. The life in general continues in its wholeness.

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