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Father’s Eve Lament

June 20, 2012
Tom Baideme - June 2011 , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Near early eve of Fathers' Day

Sitting on some Holy steps

Pondering now what to do

That dinner plans have just dissolved

No birthday eats for me and Ty

The timing's not right for Uncle Dick

So I'll have to wait some more

To get the dinner from last year's birthday

But still I can't complain about it

I haven't given him anything for years

Not for birthdays, Fathers' Day, or holidays

But sometimes I try to call, let him know I care

But he's the one with all the gadgets

He's the one to balance the scales

He's the one who has the knowledge

And the where-to-all to make it work

My brother, Atlas broad of shoulder

With the weight of all our lives

Manages to keep on going, growing older

The threads of all the ties that bind

And next month that it's now tradition

To be having our reunion then

Gathering as many kin and cousins

On the farm like it used to be



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