Father And Son

by Mac McGovern

The years as they pass, like the orange blossom and the rose in the purest hope of spring; rise to create a new beginning.

My yearning heart exalts in celebration of lost years end, leaping for joy at the whisper of your name.

As evening descends, shaded by the great eagle’s wing, I am calmed by the love I carry into the twilight of my heart, and hold warmly within my soul

I am filled with hope that I may dry your tears through solace, rejoicing , as a new era of love and understanding overshadows the past and brightens a future renewed.

Standing in the hushed twilight, before frogs begin to sing, I listen to the last ship’s bell signal the wane of day. My exuberant heart beats as to leap from my chest. I wait in the crystal moonlight that reunites family so we may go as one in search of the glorious future that awaits father and son

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Mac McGovern was born in Dubuque, Iowa and lived there most of his youth. Most of his adult life he served in the US Navy, retiring in 1995. In his years of service, he was fortunate to serve in a variety of assignments at sea, in Naval Hospitals, teaching, and recruiting Medical Professional in Columbus, Ohio and Pensacola, Florida., Currently, he is a retired executive with the largest home improvement company in the panhandle of Florida and is a licensed roofing contractor., Mac writes from the heart and is influenced somewhat by what he sees, feels, hears, and to a larger extent, what is gleamed from his mind’s eye. Today, Mac resides in Pensacola, Florida with the inspiration and love of his life, his wife Sandra.

Last updated April 18, 2013