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how do we forgive our fathers

drfitzmonster:

How do we forgive our Fathers?
Maybe in a dream
Do we forgive our Fathers for leaving us too often or forever
when we were little?

Maybe for scaring us with unexpected rage
or making us nervous
because there never seemed to be any rage there at all.

Do we forgive our Fathers for marrying or not marrying our Mothers?
For Divorcing or not divorcing our Mothers?

And shall we forgive them for their excesses of warmth or coldness?
Shall we forgive them for pushing or leaning
for shutting doors
for speaking through walls
or never speaking
or never being silent?

Do we forgive our Fathers in our age or in theirs
or their deaths
saying it to them or not saying it?

If we forgive our Fathers what is left?

— Dick Lourie

* This poem is read during the last scene in Smoke Signals. It was 
originally published in a longer version titled “Forgiving Our 
Fathers” in a book of poems titled Ghost Radio published by Hanging 
Loose Press in 1998

(Post reblogged from bssyfmm)

Big love to everyone out there wading through their Daddy Issues today! Also lots and lots of love to single moms, you’re doing the work of angels without even half of the appreciation and I’M SORRY FOR THAT

Also this is me and my Pops. I’m telling him a riveting story on a bail of hay. He did the best he could and he has a really nice mustache. His favorite thing is when I lose something he’ll say, “The key to finding something is finding where its not.”

Also this is me and my Pops. I’m telling him a riveting story on a bail of hay. He did the best he could and he has a really nice mustache. His favorite thing is when I lose something he’ll say, “The key to finding something is finding where its not.”