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My Fathers Boots

I left my fathers boots at the foot of a Buddha in Canberra
I’ve walked a thousand miles in those old boots, and he many more before me

Half a century I’ve been walking in my fathers footsteps
A decade and a half since he’s been gone, passed on before me

as it should be

I left my fathers boots in a land he never walked upon
An irony he would enjoy as I move on, into my own later life

After half a century it’s time to step into my own footsteps
My son has been walking now for over two decades, beyond me

as it should be

Tom Raven – 03.02.2009 – Canberra
photo that goes with this poem is in my ‘Art’ section :-)

My Fathers Boots

TomRaven

Casnewydd, United Kingdom

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