Dad

by | Jun 15, 2022

Time changes one’s perspective when considering Father’s Day. Transitioning from a “bigger than life” figure of my childhood to today’s “old friends” perspective, includes many variations over the years. Autumn’s Coffee discusses those transitions, along with being grateful, for having your dad still in your life into his 90s. Happy Father’s Day, Dad. I love you.

Autumn’s Coffee

Two men sat together
On a bench near some trees
It was a day late in Autumn
With the chill of a breeze
Both seemed to enjoy
This moment so rare
For time can be precious
When cold fills the air

While both showed their age
Came forth graceful mirth
Those stories each shared
Was to them beyond worth
One spoke of The Depression
And times from a war
That led him to battle
Faithfully serving the Corps

Although somewhat younger
With lines on his face
Another avid interlocutor
Enjoyed today’s special place
He too spoke of memories
Children, marriage and school
Along with those times
Well before it was cool

Large cups of coffee
Would come to their lips
Fueling thoughtful discussion
And warming fingertips
Joyful crickets of summer
Are no longer heard
Demeter’s in mourning
Now we listen to words

Many smiles and laughs
Would eventually ensue
Two forged by time
Reveled in season’s hue
With hourglass near empty
Both needed to run
But there are other tomorrow’s
For this Father and Son

Happy Father’s Day.

Hope to see you soon. Regards,

Bob

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3 Comments

  1. Bruce

    Excellent tribute to Your Father. Happy Father’s Day to you.
    Happy Father’s Day to him and a Semper Fi ! His kind is becoming
    a rarity in this country. People who will stand up and be counted
    on to do the right thing as hard as it may sometimes be.

    Reply
  2. Zach A

    Very nice Bob, Happy Father’s Day

    Reply
  3. ChristinE BoudreAu

    Life does have seasons, as do relationships. Beautifully written tribute to a father. Thoughtful springboard for whatever season your life is in.

    Reply

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