Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Father, Husband and Son

by Justine C. Tajonera

I've seen the worst of my father
and the best of him.
I've enumerated his faults
and I've put him on a pedestal.

But to me, there's no better
than his bear hug,
even when he's mad
at me.

Like the prodigal son's
brother, I've wondered
at his choices.

Until I realize that
no one will see
me quite the way
he does.

And no one will
will be tough on me
the way he is.

I look at the three men
in my life:
my father, my husband
and my son

all bearing titles
from different
in their lives

and I am grateful
for having the
unique and unfaltering
of each

For my Dad, Vier and Badger
(May 18, 2010)
Image of father and daughter from

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