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

PSYCHOLOGIST and Independent Researcher I'm born in Zurich and grew up in Switzerland. For many years I lived in Tokyo, and also in Pune/India. I'm passionate about developing human potential, which is an overarching theme throughout all my work that is based on research and supported by intuition and art. Through teaching, counseling, and leading indivuals and teams around the world my goal is to inspire with interdisciplinary, innovative, and cross-cultural approaches to personal and professional development for individual well-being and the common good alike. Happy if you reach me on, connect on social media, or email directly to Developing human potential is my passion! - Independent Awareness Intelligence Research (mathias sager - Psychology, global) - MSc in Psychology (University of Liverpool) - Postgraduate in Conflict Management, Leadership and Crisis Communication (University of Applied Sciences Winterthur, Switzerland) - Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA, iimt Fribourg, Switzerland) - Bachelor in Education Sciences (Switzerland)
  • 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.