Written by John Bentz and HastyWords
I awoke to hear him on the tractor
Golden light caressed my eyes
The summer breeze a ghostly life
Coming to coax from me a morning sigh
For the bed seemed cold and hard
Even summer broke no spell
Golden light’s caress so distant
And his heart ignores my cry
Winter’s heartache still resides
Within the transparency of his life
Words long ago lost inside an icy castle
He built to keep away the apologies I try
As I chisel the icy tomb
Sparkling light on the shards
Echoes of the past enchant me
A smile chokes a laugh at the days gone by
My laughter met him mid plow
At the edge of a freshly mowed field
His frozen stare met my bankrupt blues
And yet behind the veil a glimmer of heartache
Silence reclaimed as tractor key turned
And before his thoughts were revealed
He sat for awhile a statue, stewing
Before tears began to fall, forgiveness sealed
NOTE: This poem is a work of fiction but I couldn’t help but think about my own dad. These words, thankfully, never applied to our relationship because my dad never cried unless he did so from laughing so hard he also never made me feel like I needed to be forgiven. Always there my dad has always been a rock. Love you dad.
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10 thoughts on “MELTING INTO FORGIVENESS”
That was beautiful… uh… is it just me or does your dad have a really big head???
Sorry… that sounded mean… you might have a really tiny head…
You have your father’s eyes:) A a loving and bittersweet piece. I enjoyed it.
Now we know where you got your stunningly beautiful blue eyes. This is a beautiful piece both of you.
Thank you so much… Can’t wait to write more! 🙂
That sound cloud was the CUTEST thing EVER!!