Look At Me! A Father’s Day Poem

by Hilary Horn

By Catherine Lawton

Look at Me!

“Look at me, Cathy.”

Downcast, ashamed,

I shrank from seeing

my father’s disappointment,

his sadness, maybe anger.

I was little; he was big.

I was guilty; he was right.

I was fearful’ he was waiting.

I was stubborn; he persisted.

“Look at me, Cathy.”

The Father waits.

I avert my eyes,

not wanting to see

disappointment in His.

But He’s persuasive;

I’m learning to turn,

to trust those eyes

of Love …

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