Father And Son This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   Father and Son

In a grey chair
by the fire,
Slouches a man
with a boy,
Stretched contentedly
across his chest.
Eyes closed, mouths slightly parted
The boy's quiet breathing
almost drowned out,
by the man's ragged breath.
The boy's fair skin
and blond hair
Stand out against the man's
dark hair.
As the boy nestles closer,
wrapping tiny-dimpled hands
around a wind-burned neck.
The man's thick, work-worn hands
pull the boy closer.
Returning a hug neither
will remember
When they

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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amesgriffey said...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 10:50 am
I like this poem. I like how you spaced it, it totally addds to the character of the entire peice.
MaKayla1613 said...
Nov. 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm

 this reminds me of spending time with my grandfather before he died of cancer. It makes me cry and smile at the same time! Love it! Keep it up!

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chrisbriones said...
Dec. 14, 2009 at 9:35 pm
conciseness: usage of only the essential words in order to portray emotion.
good job. is this your father? or is this how you wish your father was? tell me your pain. your agony. you content. your thoughts. because when it cones down to it...thats what this is.
chrisbriones replied...
Dec. 14, 2009 at 9:36 pm
and, if i may ask, could you please read my poem? i'd definitely enjoy feedback.
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