Perpetual Motion of Love: sonnet celebrating father and son day

If greater gifts exist (and that I doubt)
Than giving oneself to a child for life,
There might be just the one, that’s when you took
The mother of that child for your last wife.
No reciprocity’s immediate;
Rewards for that great gift come very slow.
They come with comprehension and with age,
And may not come at all, as we both know.
Still, you, with your great heart, acquired your son
With happiness and generosity,
You gave him everything you had to give,
And, at his ripening, you set him free.
He quickly understood what you had done,
And now can do the same for his own son.

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About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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2 Responses to Perpetual Motion of Love: sonnet celebrating father and son day

  1. yeoldefoole says:

    this makes me very, very happy!

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