Sunday, June 17, 2007


You are our knight in shining armor,
Pilgrim of our plea,
The Atlas for our wounded world,
Our rescuer at sea.
You are the pillar of our hopes,

The deep bass of our song,
The strength that underlies our strength,
The calm for which we long.
You came into our house of dreams

And turned it into truth,
Entering at just the point
Where yearning shatters youth.
What could motivate someone

To bear another's load
But that most beautiful of lights,
The inner lamp of love.

I found this poem today and it touched me, so I decided to share it here. Today is always a day that brings back a lot of thoughts and memories (mostly bad ones to be honest).

I grew up with a father that I lived in mortal fear of...and for a good part of my life I have hated that man. I was determined to not make the same mistakes my mother did....because I would rather be alone than live my life like that ever again!!! Along the path, I lost my way and in my desperation and loneliness allowed myself to repeat a part of my mothers history. In so doing, I managed to marry an even bigger jackass than she did (well maybe not quite but surely he is a close second).

After finally coming to my senses, I was a single mom of my 2 gremlins for over 8 years. Then I was lucky enough to find a gnome to share my life with. I would be lying if I said it has always been smooth sailing but he is worth every bump and twist in the road. I never thought I would find someone who would be my partner...who would take on 2 gremlins that both have a learning disability and can TOTALLY make you want to rip your teeth out without drugs because surely it MUST be less painful than dealing with a teenage gnome with PMS...lmao.

So this post is dedicated to my gnome. I know at times you must want to strangle one (or more) of us . I thank God every day for bringing you into our lives......for giving our gremlins the father that they they can they can rely on...and one they can trust not to break their hearts or let them down when it really counts.

You are a gift to us , my dear Gnome. Don't ever think I will forget that fact, because I won't (even when I DO wanna knock the snot outta you and hide the body.....hee hee).

Hope all the fathers out there have a great day!!!!

As always, to be continued............


Burfica said...

that was nice about your gnome. Even though I shake my head in wonder and disgust at Gigantor sometimes...I still love him to death.

I just wish men wouldn't take it upon themselves to be champion farters and burpers and teach their offspring the same thing. hehehehe

Hammer said...

Sounds like a good gnome!

Hope he has a good fathers day!

Phoenix5 said...

Thanks for the Father's Day wishes, Flake! It's a tough job, to be the "Man of the House" yet be gentle and sensitive enough to deal with fairer sex! And since my kids are both female, I have a triple load! LOL! I do try though, and my most fervent hope is that I can maintain the wonderful relationship I have with my daughters through the teen years and into adulthood.

Your poem was very nice and I'm gonna copy it and print it out so I can see it often. Your comments about your gnome show that he is a very lucky man to have a woman like you!

Have a wonderful week!

captain corky said...

That was a very touching post!

Biddie said...

I, too am lucky enough to have someone to share my life, and my childrens lives with.
Hope that you nad yours hada great day!