Refractions on Fatherhood

They’re basically fatal.

A full-grown human child sees it’s father
Like a magnifying glass focused on an ant:
Truthfully
Clearly
And in a such a way
That the ant
Is unlikely to ever recover

[Note: no actual ants were harmed by the author of this post; however, he cannot attest to the makers of the stock photo attached thereto. – Owen]

To Reach A Dream / A World Away

Sponsored Girl

She sponsored a young woman
In Colombia one year;
Then watched her age in pictures –
A world away,
A world away

She saw a smiling beauty
A diploma in her hand;
A picture worth a thousand thanks –
To see a dream
To reach a dream

She welcomed the young doctor
Out at the airport gate;
A daughter’s love, a mother’s pride –
‘Tween two who’d never met
Who wept when they finally met