Holy Bound

father embraces
with pride
a glimmer of himself
      -- revelatory --
in his son
who simply loves
those same qualities
in another man

REVELATION in the Imaginary Garden


  1. Nice thinking, Marian. Thsnk you for the prompt. With three sons. I'm proud of each one. They have traits I don't, I have some I wouldn't want them to have.
    Daughters have some weird ones too.
    We can't all be ge same.

  2. Fathers and sons: is the son a reflection or scourge of the father? How do we help fathers step aside and let their sons grow up? If we could re-instill the initiation rituals, we should start with the fathers. Thanks for challenge and passing the mirror here.

  3. Simply loves... how the world has complicated something so simple and essential?

  4. How do we get mothers to love as much as the father? Not all parents are cruel and cold. Most are frightened. Society is wretched sometimes. I hope we are getting betting better instead of worse.

  5. That is well said. And it stands true for either parent since we are talking about something which doesn't abide by the traditional demarcations between the masculine and the feminine. That is the beauty of it! :-)

  6. It can be so simple if minds and hearts are open... why can't we just embrace and celebrate how unique each of us are.

  7. If only... If it wasn't something else,, in the end honor has a lot to do with this.

  8. Wonderfully put, Thank you for this prompt, Marian.

  9. Differences should not define us ... thank you for a lovely challenge (though I was contrary and went in another direction!)

  10. It's complex for sure... Love, fear, parenting, responsibility - we all come from a different starting point - formed so differently - the learning curve can be steep and realized too late- or never realized. I'm sure suffering is had by the parents(s) who can't accept and often it is because of their love, their beliefs. It is so complicated. Wonderful poem.

  11. Love is love.... It doesn't always fit another's definition as this poem so painfully points out.

  12. Will the genius has the answer
    This above all: To thine own self be true and it must follow as the night the day, thous canst not then be false to any man"


Thank you for sharing your thoughts!