Fathers and Sons

Writers Envy

Birthed in promises unspoken, on a bed of dreams and ghosts,
I grasped the pleading in his heart, but faltered at the post;
Desperation’s embattled prayer in a father’s grasp for fate,
For all of that I could have done it’s too little and too late.

Hiding from the ancient child weeping alone inside my head,
Looking down at no-one, looking up at those ahead;
Unprepared and unable, wet with shame for shoes unlaced,
For all of that I could have done it’s too little and too late.

Of losses deep and wide, solidly ingrained with paralyzing fear,
Knots that twist and turn and writhe while throwing up cold tears;
Walking in weakness, taunted endlessly by demons in my face,
For all of that I could have done it’s too little and too late.

Catch the ball, don’t turn away, keep your glove upon the ground,
Gritting teeth and pounding…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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