Dad, 40 years later

by Larry Chamberlin   Jun 14, 2017

In life he was ever oppressed
but always gave life a hard time;
suffered wounds yet was blest
by battles won in his prime.
The scars on his soul attest
to grief incurred in a lifetime;
his heart stayed open on his breast
for love was ever his paradigm.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Ren

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Beautiful piece. It seems that often we don't appreciate our fathers and their life struggles and how much they mould our lives until our own later lives

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Larry, a melancholy write about your dad. As we grow up we never really understand our dad's and all they do and why. I felt your heartfelt write gave your dad a voice of the man he was. Well done-

  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    A beautiful remembrance...of a person who has been thru hard times but has left a legacy of love. It touched me with a bit of sadness as the writer is surely proud of the person he remembers. A beautiful, heart-warming write.

    • 1 year ago

      by Larry Chamberlin

      Thanks, guys. It was years before I truly appreciated him.

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Larry this is lovely with a tinge of sadness (in my opinion) I love the rhyme scheme too.


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