When a father gives to his son, both laugh.
When a son gives to his father, both cry.
So says some ancient writer, 
and I don’t know why.

Could be tears of joy
because father is joyous, his son
is become the blessing he dreamt of.

Could be tears of joy
because son is grateful 
daddy never gave up
on him, though flawed and a fool.

30, a collection of poems by Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachị Anyatọnwụ
Jaachị Anyatọnwụ is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishers Inc. Jaachị is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested.

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