Fathers Who Must Love from Far Away

Music: The Painter.
By Peter Rudenko. Performed by Peter Rudenko at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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Fathers who must love from far away
Are distanced from their child by more than space.
The child changes almost every day.
How might the father hope, then, to keep pace?
Even so, the deeper bond remains
Regardless of the losses and the gains,
Sight unseen, yet strong and full of grace.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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