Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #295 – Yesterday and Today
“Today is Father’s Day.
As we did with Mom back in May, we can pay homage to the man who had a hand in giving us our start. Write a father poem. Anything dad will work here. Or you can error typographically and write a farther poem, or a fatter poem. You can go wherever your poetic license will allow.”
Dad, the news of the world is rather grim
today, and I think of what you would say.
‘Gotta get to the bottom of this; sin
is nothing to fool around with. We strayed–
this country–off path of morality.
Dad, we have a dangerous dictator
whose lies and mendacity you’d find beastly–
after teaching us equality matters.
You’d look in horror at our nation
divided, black lives taken–no reason.
Dad, we’re in midst of pandemic invasion,
many dead and suffering, no treatment.
Though I’d love to see you just for a day,
your soul would mourn this world of dismay.