My gift, is Acknowledgement.

03 Jan

She may begin to knit and sew, crochet

or I, put shape to a piece of wood

or perhaps well kneaded clay.


Sometimes I just sit and think

 about ideas; about the gift

I want to give to you, or should.


I re-construct you with imagination

without face or figure.

Trying to assemble your abstraction as a whole


I cherish those moments in quasi-solitude.

Finding my impression, my true fondness,

to express to you, a perfect gift. 

A Father’s Birthday Card

 Wailing, smiling, spread wide open, delivering without deliverance.

Quick panting breaths explode with every push unexpected.

Bursting exclamations

in exhales of rejection, re-traction,

and impatient understanding.

Your name, repeated in giddy delight,

with clear pronunciation

in a moment of glory, of acceptance, consummated

in illumination, igniting a spark, lighting a flame.

Blinding bright at first, then glowing

in the amber that entered,

centered, within our name.

 “I love you” I said to your mother;

“hello” is what I say to you.




Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Existential, Fathers, Husbands, Love, Mothers, Poetry, Zen


12 responses to “My gift, is Acknowledgement.

  1. dsnake1

    January 23, 2013 at 10:04 am

    wow! the poem’s title says it all. i am not sure, but i think it’s easier to express our love for our mothers than to our fathers, though we love them equally. 🙂


  2. ZQ

    January 20, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Thank you 🙂


  3. Angela Chelsea Joseph

    January 19, 2013 at 5:33 am

    moving emotions, masterful writing.



  4. ZQ

    January 17, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Thank you


  5. Die Reise meines Leben

    January 17, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Heartfelt warmth in the family. Loved it.


  6. ZQ

    January 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you


  7. Mish Matt Foster

    January 13, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    a friendly hello is the beginning of love.

    rich sentiments, well captured love and details.


  8. A.B. Thomas

    January 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Both pieces are simply esquisite.


  9. ZQ

    January 12, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Thank you.


  10. poetryroad

    January 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Well written with a flowing thought pattern.


  11. ZQ

    January 11, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Thank you.


  12. Bristo Zach Jiu

    January 11, 2013 at 4:08 am

    so thoughtful words,

    charming verse entered, happy rally.




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