Strength

A man and young boy are sitting

on a bench staring out to sea,

the silence is only broken

by the buzzing of a bee.

A father and son who both know

time is running out

struggle for the right words

to eliminate any doubt.

In his mind the father knows

what he needs to say

as he comes to terms with

meeting his judgement day.

His body once strong is facing

a battle he knows he will not win

and now sitting here is left

wondering where to begin.

His young son places his hand

on his fathers,

squeezes it tightly while wishing

his was the touch of a healers.

He already knows

that his father has not long

but he takes it on himself

to be the one who is strong,

Everything will be alright

he lies to his Dad,

the good memories we shared

will always outweigh the bad

and I promise to live my life

in a way that would fill you with pride.

His Father looks at him with tears in his eyes,

you already have, he softly replies.

father and son walking on the street
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