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Virginia, United States
LATORIAL FAISON was born April 14, 1973 in Southampton County, VA. She is author of eleven poetic titles, including best-selling Amazon Kindle titles Mother to Son, I Am Woman, flesh, Love Poems, The Marriage Bed, the 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History series, and children's book, Kendall's Golf Lesson. This University of Virginia and VA TECH graduate's poetry and prose have appeared in Mandala Journal, The Watering Hole, Obsidian, About Place Journal, Blackberry: a magazine, Chickenbones, Kalyani, Deep South Magazine, The Chattahoochee Review, Poetry Quarterly & elsewhere. Visit Faison online at www.latorialfaison.com. Invite her to your next event. Purchase her books in paperback and downloadable eBook formats at Amazon or Barnes n' Noble online booksellers.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A Good Father is Never Dead



A good father is never dead,
gone with yesterday, forgotten,
erased from mind & memory.

He lives on. He lives long, present
& alive in words that survive,
wisdom that has made time stand still.

He reaches from glory with strong
hands lifting up toward sky through
whatever chaos comes bearing
witness, whatever confusion
compiled, whatever confessions
come to light each pathway gone dim.


Copyrighted June 14, 2014 Latorial D. W. Faison

1 comment:

William Anthony Pritchett said...

This is very poignant, and replete with healing that so many so desperately need. Thank you so much for the heart and creativity you put into this piece.

-- Bill Pritchett