FROM THE CHILDREN HAVING NO FATHER

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FROM THE CHILDREN HAVING NO FATHER

Raising yourselves in the dark shadows of your absent fathers,

Without guidance from him you still seek to overcome and shine.

Many have dismissed your unknown future and say why bother-

And Raising yourself without the help of an absentee father,

Is a bitter taste you struggle to take, hold in, and swallow.       

It is brought to your attention again and again, with lasting intent-

That the growing up of a child requires both mother, and father.

The hurt requires strength from the children growing old without-

The mention of those didn’t show, running a little late, or didn’t even bother-

To seek, make right, repair, or reconcile the child to the father.

It fuels the needed fire that burns within to engulf the memories,

And feelings of being young, wanting, in need of: but having no father.

 

 

Your father’s day card and gift was addressed to the unknown,

Sealed with the expectation that one day you would indeed:

 

Open it,

 

Read it,

 

Respond to it!

 

You will find an open invitation prompting you to simply show up-

At your child’s sixth, seventh, ninth, or sixteenth birthday party…

A tee-ball game, a teacher-parent conference day…

Or even on your special day, Father’s Day!

 

 

 

-by Orson Algernon Valley

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BlackKnightOS commented on FROM THE CHILDREN HAVING NO FATHER

05-21-2013

Very good write, understand all to well. Did not know my father, he was not once in my life.

orsonav

05/21/2013

Yes, I was inspired to write in representation of those that never had, or had a limited involvement of their father in their lives. With Father's day approaching I felt the need to share and encourage. Thank you for reading.

jademelissa74 commented on FROM THE CHILDREN HAVING NO FATHER

05-20-2013

Very well articulated poem. The feelings and emotions are being screamed through this piece. I love the inspiring message, though hard to intake, but much necessary to share. Great job as usual God bless you!

orsonav

05/21/2013

Thank you. With Father's Day approaching I felt inspired to write the story of those that don't have the willing involvement of a father in their life. Thanks for reading.

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Walt Whitman, American Poet (1819-1892)

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FROM THE CHILDREN HAVING NO FATHER 2
FROM A PLACE OF DARKNESS AND DESPAIR 5
THE LACK OF LOVE IN LIFE 7
TO WRITE POEMS FROM THE PULPIT: THE ORSON VALLEY SERMON 10
HEAR MY PRAYER 9
THE UNOPENED BIBLE 11
THE SMILE ON THAT USHER 3
THOSE IN THE IMAGE OF ME 6
TO TURN FROM GOD 1
THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF ME 2
JUSTIFICATION OF MAN 2
WITHOUT COMMUNION 2
TO SOW GOOD SEED 2
TESTIMONIES OF THE REDEEMED 2
HOW EXCELLENT IS THY NAME 4
BLESSED ARE THE PEOPLE 2
THE HEART OF HIM THAT HAS UNDERSTANDING 1
TEACH ME THY WAY 3
JUNE 25TH 2009 THE DAY MICHAEL JACKSON AND THE MOON WALK DIED 3
MY EYES HAVE SEEN 0
I CRIED UNTO GOD 2
THE COVENANT OF A FEW 1
THE APPLIED SCIENCE OF CHRISTIANITY 2
SONG OF A BROKEN CHOIR 2
BETWEEN MAN AND WIFE 3
OUT OF THE BIBLE BELT 2
ONE FAITHFUL DEACON 2
MODERN DAY MOUTHS OF BABES 4
IF GRANNY COULDN'T PRAY 8
FOLLOWING MOMMA TO CHURCH 5
EVEN GOD RECYCLES 4
BUT WHAT ABOUT YOUR BROTHER? 4
ANXIOUS TO BE GOD 7
THE LANGUAGE OF GOD 5
FAITH WITHOUT WORKS 7
THE FALLING DOWN OF COMPASSION 4
AND JESUS CRACKED THE SKY 8
MIRACLE IN ROOM 273 4
MY BELOVED CHURCH HOME 2
FULLY SUBMERGED? 3
THE WORKING CHRISTIAN 2
MORE THAN SUNDAY DINNER 7
THE DOORS OF THE CHURCH ARE NOW OPEN 2
LIVE FROM THE PULPIT 4
THE DEDICATED PASTOR'S WIFE 5
ON MY PEW SAT HOPE 7
THE PREACHER'S CADILLAC 7
Letter To The Unchurched 8
A NEW DRUM 5
Idle Man Searching 9
With Christian Love 11
God's Spirit In Me 13