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Who am I?

Posted on 2009.02.09 at 00:00


wardlejew at 2009-02-09 20:54 (UTC) (Link)
Fantastic. You can tell you care about your kids, and your role as father. I was moved.

With great hesitancy I say the following. I do not want to put a damper on your words, or make your words less meaningful then I know they are, but I'm working on a little spin of it. Would you like to see it?
ehowton at 2009-02-09 21:10 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. And asolutely, though I have no idea what you're talking about. Is this something you, too, plan on posting?
wardlejew at 2009-02-09 21:31 (UTC) (Link)
It started when I thought "I want to be a friend to my boys. They are my buddies," so I started flipping everything around in your poem. Here is what I came up with. It is still a little rough. I don't have your gift for writing.

I am your friend, I will always love you, I drift in and out from work each day, In the future you will likely wish I stick around less than I do.

I am your buddy, I am your pal, but you know without a word when I am dissapointed with you.

In spirit, I am your brother, I am your equal as a child of a greater Father.

I married your mother, and together we will give her honor.

I am your first employer, you will learn what is earned feels much better then what is freely given, though it may be much harder

I am a priesthood holder, but I will help you see repentance comes from Another.

I will be your teacher, teaching those things that are most important, to teach the rest I do rely on others.

I'm sure to be your coach some day, we will learn sportmanship together. I will teach you music and influence your drama, but understand your tastes may fall from the tree a little further.

I am your earthly father. Oh, what a great honor!

I will always be there.

Again, I don't mean to put down anything you say in your poem. In fact, in my opinion, I have to be be what you said too. i.e. I want to be my boys' friend, but at times I have to shed that role for another.

ehowton at 2009-02-09 21:38 (UTC) (Link)
Not at all - that's a beautiful rendition, just from a different perspective. Thank you so much for sharing your vision of fatherhood! I agree with many of those but was coming at it from a different angle - that is, the differences. You built upon the similarities.
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