For my son, Joe, on his thirtieth birthday


For my son, Joe, on his thirtieth birthday


thirty years ago

(how is thirty years a long time but the memory a second?)


I held you in my arms

baby, proud Father

as a photograph


so many old photographs

where for a second

the living are captured


I want to reach inside

live the moment

know again those people

whose flesh will never decay


(For Joe, 25.01.11)

◄ New Year


<Deleted User> (6315)

Wed 25th Jan 2012 22:07

I think that last verse says it all for me Glyn.. :)

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John Coopey

Wed 25th Jan 2012 21:52

I find it was so much easier to be a good dad when they were little, Glyn.

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