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Our Fathers, Once Gods, No Longer

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Our Fathers, Once Gods, No Longer

Life was holier then when younger, 
opened gifts at Christmas, I toyed
beside the shelter of my father.

Faith in the world was stronger
when what little I knew, relied			 
upon the lies he told me when younger, 

For as the hand of God, come under	
a cloud to part the sea for a boy, 
I walked proudly through the crowds with my father.

But now, his iconic loom no longer
fends, like prometheus, the plight
of man from one no longer younger.

For I see in the winter of his growing older, 				
this frail mortal of him, that destroys
the hope I would hold his hand forever. 

Empty by fact of having grown colder, 
Christmas goes quietly without the joy 
so omnipresent when I was younger-
and still knew God by the shape of my father.	

Copyright © john tansey

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