Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Magpie Tale #45, "Husband and Son", 80/365




Husband and Son
Macho, self-absorbed and recklessly daring,
Qualities initially attracting her he possessed.
Holding her newborn son, her arms caring
Raising a thoughtful and gentle man, her newfound quest
by Margaret Bednar
This is for Magpie Tale #45 - Photo prompt at the bottom of this post.  Click HERE to see other takes on this challenge.


The photo above is for my 365 Photographic Journey - click HERE if you are interested in participating.   
I feel a bit guilty as the prompt is Mary & Jesus and of course St. Joseph, the unsung hero is not shown.  My own husband is the very definition of wonderful, so this poem reflects neither of them!  But I couldn’t let go of the idea that many women choose a man foolishly and do their best to raise their sons to not be like their father... An uphill battle, indeed.  
Thank you Tess for another wonderful challenge.  Not a lot of time today, thus a very short poem.  :)

17 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Sounds like you wrote that poem for me. Exactly depicts my first husband (er,first mistake) and how I tried to raise my son. Gosh it's scary. At least I got it right the second time around and there is still hope for my son.
Beautiful post!

kathew said...

Very thoughtful piece...many of us struggle to improve

Joan Tucker said...

Loved this one, Joan T

justine said...

how lovely, love the pictures, your words made me think!

Jinksy said...

Raising a thoughtful and gentle man, her newfound quest

And I'm exceedingly hhappy to say my son is all of that, bless him!

Helen said...

A great interpretation of the Magpie photo this week!!!! Merry Christmas!

Kristen Haskell said...

Merry Christmas

Patty Ann said...

Yep, too bad it is so true for some and that not every man can be like Joseph. Love the pictures and your words.

Margaret Bednar said...

Thank you everyone with your feedback about the poem. Fathers have such a great influence on their children and the adults they will some day be.

Jingle said...

beautiful

gautami tripathy said...

Don't have words...

a picture

Tess Kincaid said...

Interesting take on the theme, Margaret!

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent!

Reflections said...

Well done, like the interpretation here.

Margaret Bednar said...

Jingle - thank you and for all the challenges you present to me.

Gautami - "speechless" is good sometimes :)

Tess, Tumblewords & Reflections - I felt guilty as I think Joseph was probably an awesome man. I just got to thinking about "opposites". You all inspire me so thank you for commenting.

Suz said...

Not what I expected..but nontheless interesting
magpie
Merry Christmas

Carrie Burtt said...

A beautiful quest...i love this Margaret!