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A Father to a Son

Buddhists say it is the child who chooses the parent,
So I do not own you
You are your own man
You have your personality and talent and hope.
And unlike me,
you have
me as your father.

You have such a gentle soul inside a giant’s body,
There is a role for men like you,
it will find you,
as will the love of a woman
that is worthy of your gentle soul.

I may be away on battles,
but that is not neglect.
I am looking at your future.

I love you as God’s gift to me to be me,
Often in the grips of absent minded passion,
Or even carelessly self-obsessed
with my own sadness, grief and fears.

Maybe take my absence
as you treat space between notes in a beautiful song.
But try, if you can, to never forget:
I love you more than the stars,
More than the sun
because I can hug you across distance as only your father can.

Go on - Be imperfect!
Be in the grips of passion
Be self-obsessed, sad and human
Be whatever you chose:
Passionate, talented, and what ever else you do.

And, if it’s meant to be:
Be the man one day
Who can be a dad
Who can teach the son to be a father and a man.

It’s your way that has my blessing.
It’s the path of my one beloved son.

Eugene Hockenjos 2004

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