Thankful Son

Flower (c) in medias res by Melinda Kucsera

Thankful Son

Ran listened; his uncle argued trouble
but Papa ignored that; he’d decided.
Papa’s words formed a warm, happy bubble.
He was thankful for Ran, who sat beside.
Ran hopped from table onto Papa’s lap.
“I’m thankful for you too,” he said through tears.
He recalled his mom, who left like a slap–
leaving a sting that still caused tears and fears
for Papa who had a dangerous job.
Papa talked in his sleep and Ran listened.
“You’ve still got me. I’ll won’t leave you, don’t sob.
It’s okay to miss her,” Papa tightened
the hug squeezing out a smile, not tears.
Papa’s assurance chased away his fears.

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Part  of a series of Thanksgiving posts starring Sarn, his brother Miren and his son Ran. You don’t have to read them all but if you would like to, you can see them in order on my Holiday page.

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Read more about Sarn in the Curse Breaker Saga. You can also find more vignette-style poems about him and other characters from the Curse Breaker Saga on my Tales of Shayari page.

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What are you #thankful for?


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