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Their Eyes

In the darkest corners of my mind
There are parts of me…
Kneeling with my arms hugging my knees
Of challenges to come!
Showing emotion towards the fear
Is impossible
Because then…
That same fear
Will spark in them…
My children!
Shine from my character around them.
My presence brings
Because as I look around….
Smiles have left many faces of the young.
And the more that my children are around them
The mannerisms of their peers
Can possibly become them!
But hopefully…
The dominance of my character
Is radiant in their eyes.
Helping them…
Fight battles
That I can’t possibly imagine
Battles that…
Will attempt to corrode the foundation I’m laying…
Seeking its demise!
And even when the darkness
In the darkest corners of my mind
Become pitch black
When you look into my children’s eyes
I hope u see…
The reflection of ME…
Their Father!

© 2012 Craig Watson


About Mr. Watson

I'm a person who believes in Happiness & Love... I feel that it empowers us to unimaginable heights... Not just the aspect of Romance... But a Love for Life... Beauty & the Unknown! However, As Positive as I try to be... the struggles of Life are relevant in my world... Perfection doesn't exist and Wise Choices haven't always been made! I try to describe those things in full detail... Bringing u visual imagery through my Poetry ! I Love Feedback... GOOD... or BAD.

19 responses »

  1. I loved this…and the fact the words and meanings came together so well. It truly opened my eyes to a picture that made me feel at peace.

  2. A wonderful father’s day poem from the perspective of a father. Beautiful thoughts, and an awesome thing to hope for; to be able to set an example of joy. I love this!

  3. loved this, the dualism between child and man, the fear and excitement of it all. Happy father’s day

  4. PryncesSyndrome


  5. That is absolutely beautiful Craig! This is my second favorite!

  6. Hi, I nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award. Go to and accept. 🙂

  7. great write. You have a very distinctive style!

  8. Sorry for the late responses everyone …. I’ve been vacationing! 😀

  9. Children.
    Sometimes I think the Higgs-Boson particles, invisible, unmeasurable sub-atomic-jammies link us: fathers to kids.


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