Sunday, June 17, 2007

Beautiful Design

O, the memories. Every day, not just on this, Father's Day. And surely, honor is due him each and every day! I am so blessed to have my dad in my life! Here are some of the things I see as I reflect...

Every callous, every line—
What a beautiful design!
Whatever life does to his face,
The same, it yet resembles grace.

Hands, though dry and wracked with pain,
Able, giving to remain…
The same, they give and give so much,
Nothing to affect that touch.

Coal-black hair—no longer, though,
Salt-and-pepper now to know;
Polarized to this, his son:
Plumage plenty—plumage none!

More graphic, though, to me than sight:
The qualities that come to light…
The memories that so delight…
To emulate him be my plight!

Every callous, every line—
What a beautiful design!
Beyond cliche abundantly,
Proud of my dad, I’ll always be!

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