Dear Father.

Dear Father.

A Poem by Chilson, Joshua

I never lived with my father, though he is a great kind man he has a memory that he just won't let go. This is for him, something I wish for him to have.

 Why do you cry,
it's just a photo,
a baby now grown,
smile father, smile.

 We were poor,
my present was you,
so don't be sad,
father that I love.

 Back on the beach,
hunting shark teeth and shells,
shown how to hear the ocean,
for I always had to leave.

 Remember the cafe`,
where we told our stories,
that's when I knew,
you were always beside me.

 Can you see,
this uncanny resemblance,
how we walk and talk,
I'm here dad, I'm here.

 So don't cry father,
there will be new pictures,
rejoice in the memories,
knowing I love you very much.

© 2012 Chilson, Joshua

Author's Note

Chilson, Joshua
The picture used is where my father and I drank coffee together. Central West End St. Louis, Cafe` Cartel.

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i am tempted to ask... why did you have to leave?

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Added on September 19, 2010
Last Updated on January 4, 2012
Tags: Father, Know, Childhood, Grown, Memories, Forgive


Chilson, Joshua
Chilson, Joshua

St. Louis, MO

I write poetry from life experience, though most won't seem that way as I never get into specifics to the events that bring about my work. I'm a silent individual for the most part which doesn't ma.. more..