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Love of a son

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Love of a son

Oliver was in search of love that day, when arms motioned up with the bowl,
I well up inside when I think of the poor wretch, stripped of all save his little soul

Negative stills of this scene and others are developed in the black of my mind,
but in walks my son who reminds me that love is the ultimate find

Simple words betray the truth so poetry is the tool,
I’ll place all my cards on the table, and I’ll even play the village fool

His fair complexion is tightly thatched with taut sandy locks just as mine,
he’s developing a sensitive and gentle manner, to me a pleasing sign

Sadly, at times, I fail in reception of his little wants and pleas,
and when aware, I fervently rebuke myself for not responding with appease

In the ‘wars’ cut and bruised he comes to me with puppies eyes,
an oasis of comfort he has surely found and my feelings tell no lies

When apart, there’s a feeling of not being quite complete,
for when he was born he took a part of me; nature or some greater feat?

I can’t begin to tell you what it’s like living on the proverbial cloud nine,
but if my feelings are compared to the weather, then the sun never fails to shine

Alas, one day we must surely part,
and so, may our love for each other become fused into some bigger and tangible heart

If this enigma is to kindle your heart then you must surely know,
never hide the love you have for someone, shout it out, stand it up, let it show.

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  1. Date: 1/28/2014 2:44:00 PM
    Epic, epic.... And epic into the enigma, Gerard, , CONGRATULATIONS, for making the top, hottest, and the best NEW poets list on the Poetry Soup. I'm happy for you. ~ LOVE ~ SKAT

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 12:12:00 PM
    many congrats Gerard xx

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 9:15:00 PM
    Enjoyed the write on Platonic relationships and congratulations on the fine win, Gerard

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 6:27:00 PM
    He sounds like a very good son. Congrats for your win with this sweet poem.

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 11:21:00 AM
    Above your expression of love is deep & clear, I too have a son and write often of our relation. [I would be so happy for you to let me know which of my poems you enjoyed?] Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 9:17:00 AM
    Gerald,a wonderful poem.Congratulations. great win.(: ) Jenish.