#Writephoto – Bridge Between

Thank you KL Caley, another great prompt – https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/05/27/writephoto-steps/. As always I go with my gut with KL’s prompts and wow this needed to be written

Steps – Image by Jemima Pett

Bridge Between

Form: Free Verse

The day I was born
the first step done
and that bridge seemed a distance place
between here and there
the destination
just a babe holding daddy’s hand
didn’t understand
I started school
another step towards the bridge
still far off in time and place
learning the academics
to take more steps
just a child holding daddy’s hand
didn’t understand
growing up
passing exams
starting work as life had planned
making the steps on my own
no longer holding daddy’s hand
still didn’t understand
life
kids
work
becoming a man
my daddy guiding my way
I think I understand
I don’t
time
I want more time
because you reached the bridge
squeezing my hand to leave me behind
now I understand
my daddy waits for me
on the other side

RIP Daddy – Love you beyond time and place xxxx

©JGFarmer2021

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