For Jack On His Birthday

Music, Magic, and Father Brown
By Lawrence “Mack in Texas” Hall (Rated G)

In the long ago I was reading a book
(And doubtless thinking many brilliant thoughts)
Sitting in my car outside Our Lady’s Church
Waiting for some old-lady meeting to end

And suddenly, silently, there you were
A little boy standing at my shoulder
Peering through the window, and then you said
These thoughtful words: “You look like Father Brown.”

And suddenly, silently, here I am
Standing at your shoulder and looking up
For now you are taller than I – and that
Is in the nature of how things should be

But a blessing now on your birthday, you see
For you and Cate are always a blessing to me!

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s