Unfurl fatherhood’s banner

Unfurl the banners of fatherhood for all to see.Even for those, who know not thee.

Snapping smartly to an angry breeze.

Held taught in an unrelenting gail, the victory painfully bought.

Heavy weighs a this price, faded colors, thread worn strands.

Still this banner of fatherhood stands.

Absent in form, present in prayers, others at your banner stare.

Unfurl the banners of fatherhood for all to see.

Retreat from none, charge for one, with this banner life is won.

Failure builds success, new stars, and stripes fill pride in this chest.

For fathers before us gone, for fathers whose years have not begun.

Unable to stand with my own, with others, far from home.

This banner will I claim, with each, seeking not fame.

Unfurl the banners of fatherhood for all to see.

WAManning

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