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not from lack of love

by Philip F De Pinto



it is said
it is not from a lack of love
but a father's need for instruction
that a son is foundering in his bed
owing to fists pouring down from above
kamikaze bent on their own destruction


02/19/2013

Posted on 02/19/2013
Copyright © 2020 Philip F De Pinto

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 02/20/13 at 02:08 AM

One of the things I doubt I will ever understand.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 02/21/13 at 02:53 PM

That last line is brilliant in telling the literal and the lasting punishment for both of these figures.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/06/13 at 02:25 PM

Good analogy Phil. There's too much of that going on. Congrats on POTD! :)

Posted by A. Paige White on 03/07/13 at 12:07 AM

Powerful imagery but vague enough to be applied in many settings. Congratulations on POTD!

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