Honoring Our Fathers on Father’s Day: Between Your World and Mine

Honoring fathers on father’s day:  this message is for our fathers, the men who’ve gone to heaven or the world awaiting us all.  It doesn’t matter if this is your first father’s day without dad or decades have gone by, the hole he left can never be filled.


By Joshua Cintron

It’s been a year or two or three or more,
I really don’t know or care because you’re
gone. I’m a little  jealous other children

get to celebrate with their dad who is alive
— a tangible human they get to touch.
Though physically gone, you’re alive —

always have been.  I realize my trembling

hands can’t feel the warmth of your manly
hands or smell your distinct bodily scent,
but those are only a few senses

we ever shared when you walked this planet.

In some twisted way, I feel closer to you,
on a level of spirit, intuition or just in the
parallel between my world and yours.

Maybe it’s just my mind creating this
alternate sense of belonging because

I miss you so much.

In any case dad, I’m thinking of you
this day and all the other days. Truly,
there is no man who can or will ever

fill the universe size shoes you left.

Happy Father’s Day dad. I miss you.

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