Wednesday, April 12, 2017

My Son, My Future: A Poem by Laura Fabiani

April is National Poetry month. When I was a teen I used to write poetry all the time, especially when I was down about something. But it's been years since I wrote anything resembling poetry. Five years ago I wrote a poem and then put it away. I thought I'd share it with you today.

I love this pic taken by talented photographer Jonathan Clark. Look how the lighting falls on the boy's face emphasizing his expressive eyes. It inspired me to write the following poem entitled My Son, My Future (2012):

my son
an extension of my self
a revelation
both welcome
and feared
innocence shrouded in youth
in every skip and twirl
until life's cruel hands
slap relentlessly
how I wish
my angelic wings
could cover you
in tents of unending love
until the day
childhood leaves
and manhood enters
and the circle of life
our roles reverse
my stooped shoulders ache
for the caress
of your embrace
I beg you
see past the graying man
remember, my son
my self, my future
remember, my son
my life
my boy

For more stunning photos, visit Jonathan Clark's Web site.

I read and reviewed 3 poetry books this month. A poetry book for children, one for teens and one for adults.

Do you write poetry? Have you read any poetry books lately? Feel free to share!

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  1. Very tender and moving....

  2. As the mother of a son, this brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful.

  3. I love this poem that you wrote. Wonderful and thank you for sharing during the blog tour during National Poetry Month.

    1. That's a great compliment coming from a poem lover like you. Thank you, Serena!


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