Posted by: Ron DuBour | June 19, 2016

Fathers~by Paul F. Lenzi





“Father and Son” by Heidi Malott

we push and we pull
help and hurt
love and scold
the tender stern
facets of fathers

our fortes and foibles
contributing somehow
some something
to character forming
right under our eyes

ineluctable impact
we make on the child
no matter how present
or absent engaged
or aloof we may be

we hold awesome
stark power of blunt
reproductive creation
whose consequence
bears our own image

the future derives
from the choices we
make here and now as
expectant small fingers
reach up for our hand


  1. thank you for sharing my poem wit your readers

    • most welcome always!!! Happy Fathers Day to YOU my friend!

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