Sons and Lovers

Chizuna san's picture

Sons and Lovers

I do not think that our fathers ever met
But we know from their stories
That their camaraderie was strong.
They slapped backs,
Twisted wrists, shot rabbits,
Fondled rumbleseat girls
Fought Hitler
Thickened their livers with whiskey
And their hands with work
All before they were twenty-five.

We would not have been their comrades
Had we known them then.
What would they have thought
Of spending the whole morning
Watching the eyelids of a sleeping girl
Or leaving half a beer
To go outside and make angels
In the new snow?

-Richard Hornsey

Comments

jacjessen90's picture

for some reason...

i find this more touching than i should....maybe it's the fact that i've been up for four days,.... maybe it's just me...who knows?

"to live a day alone, only THAT would be torture! An hour without you, only THAT would be death!" ~gomez and morticia addams
"look at him! i would kill for him! i would die for him! either way what bliss!"~gomez addams

elph's picture

Seriously?

I have great difficulty envisaging how anything of value can be achieved or learned even after just one sleepless day :(