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Mastery As A Child

Eternal Relationship

So called primitive cultures are wise in the ways
Of magnificent artwork. The crafting of things
Is a thing that is passed down from father to son
Or from mother to daughter. The child is the one
Who will find fascination while under the wings
Of the masterful teacher who’s given much praise.

Here a very special relationship is made
Between elder and younger. They form a strong bond
That will last throughout their lives. Each productive day
Is infused with their passion in every good way.
It’s the kind of connection that goes far beyond
The commitment to friendship most clearly displayed.

What occurs now among nations not very old
Is a kind of a schism. Most children don’t know
What their fathers are doing when they go away.
It has something to do with their bringing home pay.
But beyond that there’s no way for the child to grow
There’s no time for that relationship to unfold.

One dad’s money is no different than others’
Except that everyone wants infinitely more.
Schooling prepares the novice for uncertainty.
That’s why we go for plastic mediocracy.
Children are best when given the room to explore
If they show not an interest in what is yours.

In Memory Of James

Maker of Cherished Moments

Your actions and ideas influenced loved ones
Most profoundly. An inspiration to them all,
You were thoughtful, hard-working, and fervently kind.
A responsible husband and father resigned
To the love of your family, no time was small
In the warmth of their company. They loved you tons.

 Working double and triple shifts to make ends meet,
You did so without showing real signs of fatigue,
Yet always greeting your daughter with your great smile.
Your dream of restaurant ownership was worthwhile.
Difficult circumstances put you in a league
Of unfulfilled achievers e’er doomed to defeat.

World War One and the enemy would intervene
In your life that was happy with what you needed
Which were gifts of the spirit and simple pleasures
That were of most importance. Your message endures,
And the ones who survive you continue ahead
As you had prepared them so the dream may be seen.

In your service to others you knew not restraint.
Giving all that you had was indeed part of you.
Gallantry is rewarded for service combat
And honor to the family indicates that
Your true heart of gold still beats for everyone who,
Holding love in their hearts, consider you a saint.