FATHER’S DAY POEMS: “Father: The Changing Role” by Trina Graves


“Father: The Changing Role”

Each generation brings change
To all the roles of family
As each new unit forms
Different ways are clear to see

We are moulded by the experiences
Shaped in our early childhood
Our parents views of their roles
Became the truth we understood

Different families merge
In life, their ways and goals
May differ, so children change
Their perception to new roles

Also, over time societies grip
Has loosened its stranglehold
Now more people are fully aware
They don’t have to fit to the mould

In my grandfathers generation
Men had to be hard and strong
Physically and emotionally
Showing emotion deemed to be wrong

Financially supporting their family
Through all the trouble and strife
War an ever-present reality
Burying emotion was a fact of life

And now three generations later
The change and growth is clear to see
My son and nephews, many fathers
Demonstrating devotion to their family

Expressing words of love to their children
Cuddling and kissing even into adulthood
It’s beautiful to see and know
The role of father has changed for the good

The two generations in-between
My father and brothers are a part
Of this great change I perceive
As love worked to open their heart

Through the years it continues on
Working it’s way in both directions
The younger and older generations
Continue to grow in love perceptions

Trina Graves

11th June 2019

Posted with permission from the author

To find out more about the poem please visit Trina’s site @ https://spiritualquotestoliveby.wordpress.com/2019/06/15/father-the-changing-role/#comments

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. You know I have visited her this Post.

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    1. Yes, I read your comment dear friend in Trina’s page. We became friends with Trina through this media and I am honored to share all her poems.
      It’s amazing how we develop such nice friendships as we resonate with similar interests in the path…As Ram Dass said “We are all walking each other home” 🙂 ❤

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      1. Trina Graves says:

        Thank you Amira for all you do and especially for this amazingly beautiful walk home.. together! ❤

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        1. Yes, dear friend, it truly feels like this doesn’t it? Especially at this time in our lives, the lamp posts of synchronicities are lighting up our way and connecting us with those who share our path! And thanks to you Trina as well for sharing your light with all of us! ❤

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  2. Winning creation of yours 👍

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    1. Thank you very much Subrata, I am sure Trina will appreciate your comment! 🙂

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