Sins of our father's.

Sins of our father's.

A Poem by Coyote Poetry

We can learn kindness from living and seeing hate and violence.

  Father's eyes and anger
Is my Father's eyes and anger.
Are they mine now?
I told you.
I love you.
I need you.
Love should bring calm and peace.
A hidden demon.
Can strike without thought.
Sweet friend.
Kind lover.
Did you see the monster?
I tried to lock the demon up.
He tried to escape.
I must walk away for a moment.
Deep breathes and counting to ten.
My world is falling apart.
Like my Father's world did.
He took the bad road.
Pissed off and violence.
I will keep quiet.
Do my best to stay strong.
Ain't easy when your world is falling down around you.
We need kind words.
We need a lot of patience.
A lot of love and forgiveness.
I will pray to the God of life and death
Give me wisdom and strength.
           7 Feb 1989

                        My Father
When I look into the mirror.
Do I see you my father?
Have I become what I despised all my life?
Have my eyes.
Your violence become mine?.
Everyday I learn more loss.
Loss of dreams.
Lost of desires.
Will I become like you?
Give up.
Show spirit only when I'm violence or excited?
Can I stop my journey to man-hood?
My eyes from hiding tears.
Have I travel too far?
Is the blood too strong?
Am I destine to hurt everyone?
I have loved.
If I chose my own road.
Why do I follow my father sadness.
                 27 April 1989

                 Sins of the fathers

My father fought in wars.
Killed in battle that expanded to the real world.

He was a Mexican/Ojibwa man with no place to go.
Hated for his color and race.

He demanded respect and never allow anyone to
look down at him.
His anger and violence controlled his mind and heart.

He told me. "You will get a education and make them respect you.
I won't allow you to live my life."

My father watched me succeed.
He told me often. "Don't allow my sins to become your sins.
I have killed, done bad things. You must overcome the sins of
your father."

Now I have lived a good life. "My father's sins made me go in the right
direction. Sins of our father's need to teach us a better way."

He asks me once. "Remember son. You must pray for me. Children must pray for
their parent to be allow to find peace."

I pray he is with his Soldier brother's in paradise. Drinking to a good day. I believe a kind God forgive the sins of men lost in the turmoil of hate and prejudice.

The sin of our father's must teach us the better road.

                       5 Jan 2011

© 2011 Coyote Poetry

Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
Thank you reading. Any mistakes please assist. Never too old to learn.

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Wow Coyote, this really has me speechless.

I've always had issues with my father but legally I cannot talk about that until my censorship ends in 2014. This really made me sit up and think about so many things.

Thank you ever so much for publishing this, very well written my friend :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


Unlike your other pieces, this one seems emotionally involved but almost detatched from any care besides the one mentioned. In this, no one is writing for an audience. There is one man, one father and a fuckload of worry about repetition through relation.
You can see the progress of writing from the 89 era and today.
liked the personification in the strength of blood line.
If you decide to place them seperately, keep them in the same era so the reader can see the progression of learning

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Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the first poem alot.It is one of your best.WE all see our parents as we get older.My mom died at 54 yrs old.I just turned 40 and I look just like her.sometimes it is hard to look in the mirror because it makes me miss her

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Posted 9 Years Ago

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This is very nice... but i agree separately they'd sound better

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Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really liked Sin of Fathers, I think it was. (: Definitely my favorite of the three. Keep up the good work. Though, I would post these three seperately. It's a bit sloppy to put them together. Make it a little Book if you want. Otherwise - Great job.

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