Answer for fatherlessness


#046 Look, our children! (Mathias Sager, water mixable oil colours on canvas board, 53x46x0.4 cm (20.8″x18.1″x0.16″))

There’s a reason why you couldn’t give birth alone
Do you think it’s natural to create a fatherless home?

There’s confusion why as a child you were lone
Do you think it’s common that fathers are gone?

There’s a bitter coldness in a manless syndrome
Do you think you could choose better and overcome?

There’s a lovingly caring father waiting at home
Do you think our daughter too shouldn’t have one?

There’s so much warm support to grow the gem
Do you think it’s threatening you to allow a ‘them’?

There’s a selfless duty of every daughter’s mom
Do you think it’s OK that you claim to be the only one?

There’s a chance that you’ll be forgiven some
Do you think you can live with the consequence to come?

There’s the father’s will to be his daughter’s sun
Do you think at least to tell her where this poem’s from?

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About mathias sager

Independent researcher, artist, social entrepreneur, and leadership and strategy advisor I was born in Zurich in 1975 and grew up in Switzerland. The last six years I lived in Tokyo, and currently, I’m staying in Pune/India. I love open-minded people everywhere and the passion to working relentlessly for developing human potential, which is an overarching theme throughout all his work. I have extensive experience in leadership and management, organizational psychology research, and learning & development practice. I have worked as a teacher, a leadership trainer, as well as a senior manager responsible for client relationships, counseling, and virtual teams around the world. Also, I’m a social entrepreneur and serving as a strategy and leadership advisor in different ways. My goal is to inspire with interdisciplinary, innovative, and cross-cultural approaches to personal and professional development for the people’s individual well-being and common good alike. Continuously learning himself and keen to help, I appreciate any questions or feedback you may have at any time. Please connect here on any social media, as well as per direct email
  • Great one on Father and so much depth in your poem. Loved it.

  • Opher says:

    A lot of pain in there!

  • A nice and heart touching poem.

  • Sounds like a difficult and painful estrangement

  • Patty says:

    As a daughter of a mother who doesn’t understand my connection with my (1st-steph) father I can really feel the pain behind the words…
    Beautifully done Mathias.

    • Thank you Patty. Yes, it’s so difficult to make us wholly understood to everybody. Just, where it impacts our life directly, we need to insist or in minimum have a valve to let the sorrow out …
      All the best!

  • rothpoetry says:

    Great poem! It is sad that so many fathers are not present in the lives of their children.