Fathers Kiss – was written many years ago after my wife and I had gone through a divorce. From this union I have three very wonderful kids Eric, Matt, and Larisa. It was a difficult time in all of our lives and I probably did not make it any easier in deciding to move out of the state of South Dakota back to my birth state of Colorado. Looking back on those days, of course, in hindsight, I would have handled things differently than I did at the time, but at the time I thought it was the best for all involved. Right or wrong the separation in miles created hurt feelings and even to this day, many years later they raise their ugly head from time to time. During that time my love for my children never faltered and the poem below and a few others came out of those stressful days.
When the stars shine bright and the wind is at its peak,
Let it blow through your hair and onto your cheek.
The breeze has a message for you to hear,
Not for a minute or a day, but year after year.
Over the mountains, over the creek,
Only for my daughter Larisa will the message seek.
You must believe and close your eyes,
Spread out your arms and face the sky.
Slowly turn in the midnight wind,
You will hear and feel it gather in.
Over the miles of prairie and grass,
A Father’s love for you will begin to mass.
Every minute of every day, I send a Father’s love to you,
Close your eyes, face the sky and you will feel them too.
Miles are great, it is my Daughter I miss,
Until I see you again, let the midnight wind be a Father’s kiss.
By Kurt James
Kurt James © 2017
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