Monday, April 11, 2016

Papa




Papa

That Jack.
He pestered me
like a horsefly

on a mule.
Just had to have my picture.
Stood me beside

the car, but made sure
the mistake he made after the dance
was hidden behind.

I was madder than a hornet that night.
Reckless, ungrateful son-of-a-gun.
But I can't help myself. He makes me smile.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016



6 comments:

  1. Like a horsefly on a mule. What a great image for this father/son relationship. Love that it ends with that smile.

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  2. "That Jack" indeed! Love how you captured Papa's voice so clearly in this one, Mary Lee!

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  3. I laughed out loud when I got to "that mistake he made." Glad Papa can't help himself and smiles.

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  4. These are wonderful! I think my brother could have been Jack!

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  5. This really gave me a huge smile :)

    Cheers from Germany.

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  6. I just adore this poem -- and picture.

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