A Man’s World


Sons and daughters follow close

in footsteps stained with tragedy

 I make dull your brilliant shades

of joy and wondrous honesty

You’ll see me soon

a cool disgrace

naked in the blaze of day

my cowardice

my slow deceit

upon your limbs like brown decay

but on this morn

I’m strong and bold

a hero in your books and hymns

a face of calm

that won’t betray

my dears, 

remember me this way

“The Father” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork by Sammy Slabbinck


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