Posts Tagged ‘Father’s Day’

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Happy Father’s Day

I know my limitations,

Your expectations.

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© Paul Nichol.  2017

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Father’s Day for me

A coffin, long years buried

Three wonderful sons

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© Paul Nichol. 2015

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16th June

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A continuation from yesterdays ‘A note to myself’

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I have to question my motives for wanting to expose my children to the darkness of some of my poetry.  What purpose would it serve; parenthood should be about portraying the joys of life, I should protected them even from my own vanity and not to do so would be selfish.   Therefore, I will not be showing them my poetry, although I am going to be less secretive when it comes to my writing in the future.

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15 June

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Tomorrow is Fathers Day, a day for celebrating Fathers.  For me tomorrow will be a day of disclosure, for through my interaction here on WordPress, the encouragement and inspiration I have received from those I have encountered, I have made the decision to print and show my poetry to my three sons, so destroying the  wall of deceit that I myself have constructed and I sit behind when writing.

I know it will not be easy for me, but by posting this note to myself, I am at least recognising what I know must be done.  Moreover, what better day is there for a Father to unveil his secret poetic passion, than on Father’s Day?

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