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The Gnomic Father Pt. 4

Go and grab your toys, you know the ones, you don’t play with them anymore Get your robots, your legos, and all It’s time to show you where they fall   Place them in a box, arrange them as you will Take your smiles and laughs and place them in […]

The Gnomic Father Pt. 3

Come child, come near and listen well I’ll speak of the times we read, and why they matter Reading takes you to another plane and place, allowing illusions to shatter It will carry you through the harshest moments, when all feels like hell   You open the page and begin […]

Gnomic Father Pt. 2

Time to clean up now, go grab the broom A tidy house this allows, you’ll understand real soon   Nice and even strokes, no reason to hurry The idea this evokes, of feeling clean and not dirty   Slide the dustpan along, grabbing the weekslong remains No reason to live […]

Gnomic Father Pt. 1

Teach a boy to shave, teach a son Begin by washing away, the day’s last run   Go along with the cream, you’ll want to shine Spread and miss no seams, everything will be fine   Take the sharp blade to your cheek, miss not a single hair Shave until […]

The Gnomic Father

Father of mine, with your absent care Words unexpressed are heard nonetheless He spake hardly at all, but showed the world Forming a bedrock of character for all to see but not hear   Expressed simply by sweat of brow, self-improvement is never time wasted Callused hands working slow, care […]