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Not All Fathers Are Dads - Poem by Francie Lynch

We lived
In our Goodwill bathing suits
During our arduous summer isolation
From school and friends.
They were shiny, silk-like.
The scrotums were always
A size too big,
And so, sagged,
Exposing us like water snakes
Raising heads from darkness.
We sat in the back seat of the Rambler
Like three monkeys,
Towels wrapped sarong-like.
The heated air rose from the hood
As visible reminders.
This was Mammy's idea,
Hoping he would feel obliged
After many hours of hoeing and weeding.
Just an hour at the Beach.
I longed for the sound of slowly crushed stone
Beneath the tires as we backed out.
He emerged from the house,
Walked to the garage,
Never glancing our way,
A half hour later we got out.
But I saw, I heard, and now I speak.
Some fathers are never Dads.


Comments about Not All Fathers Are Dads by Francie Lynch

  • Gold Star - 21,618 Points Seamus O' Brian (10/11/2016 12:01:00 PM)

    ahhh...that heartsick gulf between a child's hopes and the painful dissipation of those hopes at the will of an unsympathetic parent. I lived such memories, too, and what amazes me is how resilient the hearts of children are. That they will keep on hoping. That they will keep the spark of optimism alive for another day.
    You have so artistically and poignantly captured that in this piece. Another gem. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 11,122 Points Michael Morgan (8/2/2016 8:34:00 AM)

    Fathers are subject to endless demands and have many responsibilities. That said, we had a rambler, too. MM (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,178 Points Lyn Paul (6/2/2016 8:16:00 AM)

    To want for just the simplest thing and then it doesn't happen. Always living on hope. I know this story.
    How right you are. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 15,464 Points Francis Lynch (6/2/2016 10:22:00 AM)

    Thanks for the comment, Lyn.

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Poems About Fathers

  1. 51. Not All Fathers Are Dads , Francie Lynch
  2. 52. Fathers , Asif Andalib
  3. 53. Fathers And Sons (1976) Br(Alternate Tit.. , Max Reif
  4. 54. Fathers’ Day,2008 , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  5. 55. Just For Fathers! , Clarence Prince
  6. 56. Fathers' Day. , Hana Gerzanic-Hons
  7. 57. Children Need Their Fathers , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. 58. For Fathers On Father's Day , Clarence Prince
  9. 59. Fathers And Sons , Patricia Denise Newman
  10. 60. The Labour Of Love Dedicated To Fathers , Vivien C. Patrick
  11. 61. A Fathers Love , kipper Stagg
  12. 62. A Fathers Heart , Melissa Desiree Reddy
  13. 63. My Fathers Love , Cathy Bellah
  14. 64. Happy Fathers Day - Lord Of All Creation , Matt Mondschein
  15. 65. Founding Fathers Philosophy , Terence George Craddock (aft ..
  16. 66. Fathers' Day , Swapan Deep Singh
  17. 67. Fathers Song , Aldo Kraas
  18. 68. Between Mothers' Day And Fathers' Day , Bashyam Narayanan
  19. 69. May There Be More Fathers Like This , Saiom Shriver
  20. 70. In My Fathers Eyes , Jesse OHandley
  21. 71. A Fathers Son-A Sons Father , Franklin Spriggs
  22. 72. In Front Of Our Fathers , Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello
  23. 73. Fathers Day.. , Holly Elizabeth
  24. 74. Fathers Of Atonement , Frank Bana
  25. 75. Happy Fathers Day Dad , yesenia Ramirez
  26. 76. A Plea To Our Fathers , Patricia Clarke
  27. 77. My Fathers God , Daniel Richmond
  28. 78. Fathers Day , Christabelle Marinelarena
  29. 79. Fathers’ Day,2009 , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  30. 80. Fathers , A Poet Who Loves To Sing ... ..
  31. 81. You Got Two Fathers , Aldo Kraas
  32. 82. Sins Of Fathers , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  33. 83. A Fathers Torment , louis rams
  34. 84. Fathers’ Day , Bashyam Narayanan
  35. 85. It Never Rains On Fathers Day , Stanley Cooper
  36. 86. God Of Our Fathers , Gert Strydom
  37. 87. The Spirits Of Our Fathers , Henry Lawson
  38. 88. Fathers And Sons (Tanka) , Cynthia BuhainBaello
  39. 89. My Dead Fathers Dignity , Joseph Narusiewicz
  40. 90. Lines On Overhearing Two Young Boys Argu.. , Francis Duggan
  41. 91. Descendents Of Their Founding Fathers , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  42. 92. Prayer For All Fathers , Trade Martin
  43. 93. Fathers , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  44. 94. ! ! The Desert Fathers , Michael Shepherd
  45. 95. Fathers , AHO Speaks
  46. 96. Mother’s, Fathers & God's Love , Tom Zart
  47. 97. Sins Of Their Fathers , Ray Lucero
  48. 98. Fathers Day , Phil Soar
  49. 99. Fathers Day 2 , Phil Soar
  50. 100. Fathers Day 3 , Phil Soar
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