I am the apple that fell closest to my fathers tree
Reflections of the man,
The man who came before me.

I have the same hands formed and weathered by time
Same hands weathered,
Weathered through knowledge
And then passed to mine.

I am the same mountain
A mountain consumed by worry,
A worry to climb, now the worry
The worry is mine.

We are both men the same
We walk forward,
Forward through sheeting rain
Forward through wind and gales a blow
Forward through perils set out to slow
Forward through hell and its burning lightening glow,
In wildest river forward
Forward is all we know.

I am my fathers son,
My battle has started
His is nearly done,
I’ll carry the banner forward,
Forward till our battles are won

Copyright © 2017 Charlie Hasler.

30 thoughts on “Father

      1. That’s good, it’s nice here too. I really did enjoy it, although unfortunately my team lost. Oh well, gives me a reason to go back again. I really want to see them win! 😉

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  1. I lost my father several years ago. We both battled with similar depression/anxiety issues you and many others. I have felt this way many times. I really like how you were able to get in touch with your feelings and find the particular words that were able to seep into my soul and match the thoughts I’ve had so many times but couldn’t express. Beautiful. Thank you.

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    1. I am glad you could relate to this. It’s funny because for years I thought my dad was just always wound up and angry, it’s only in my adult years I have come to learn two things, 1. He is just a normal guy with flaws and 2. The poor fella has the same issues as me, but, he has dealt with them before society was as accepting of such things. Thank you for your kind words.

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