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"Father, they know not ....."

I don’t know you
no-one does
though many claim they do
and many think or say
they speak for you
I know the stories told of you
some sweet and loving
some so sad
they made me cry when I was a child
and now I often think of you
and wonder
wonder who you truly were
what you were like
and what you said
and I wonder
how you’d feel
if you knew how they fight
over you
and how they use you
as their excuse
to ride rough-shod over the world
and try to trample
those like me
who wonder who you truly were
and what you said and did

Image by Sergei Rukavishnikov

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"Father, they know not ....." by 


I write stories. Sometimes I take photos.
The photos of me were taken by Ron Co
The art is by Sergei Rukavishnikov
I’m Australian, and I thank Muds for that.

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Comments

  • phillipcmiller
    phillipcmillerover 1 year ago

    Well-spoken,
    from the heart of one who has seen both the heads and tails side of the coin
    and is humble enough to admit that they can’t know for sure which side is up
    because they did not tool the coin themselves, nor watch the images being etched

  • Thank you, Phil. Truth is, I don’t think I’ve even seen the coin, only listened to the stories people tell and watched the things people do. And wonder how he’d feel.

    – Alenka Co

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 1 year ago

  • Thank you for featuring this. Much appreciated.

    – Alenka Co

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