Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

In honor of Father's Day, I'd like to share this poem I wrote about my dad in 1996.

My Father's Arms

Strong arms
encircle me,
enfold me...surround me.
The strength of my father
protecting my heart
from all worry,
all strife...all harm.

In my youth
I was not even aware
of my father's strength and protection--
it was simply there.

Now his arms can no longer
encircle me
of miles

Today it's his heart
which reaches across the ocean,
which lifts up prayers
to the one Father
who can enfold me
in His arms.

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