A Father's View

I can't ever see the world
Through a woman's eyes
Nor feel the pain
Of her suffering

I cannot push an infant
From my womb
Or know the pleasure
Of her suckling

But I see the world
That has mistreated you
Just for being female
And I grieve in that knowledge

I can plant the seed
Wait and nurture
Sing and pray
For nine months

I can catch the baby
On her first air journey
And place her
On your breast

And together
We can make a world
That she will want
To see

David A. Lillie
Boulder, Colorado, USA

Last modified: 2019-05-02 14:41:35+00