Roots are compatible with wings: A poem for the late Dr. Marcelino V. Vergara

Roots Are Compatible with Wings

by R. Bong Vergara

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With Father’s Day upon us, I wish that you were here
The children whom you raised and loved
feel, still, like you were near.

Mem’ries that deepen our affection
despite this wound that won’t heal
Like roots, they serve to ground us
to help others with your zeal.

Like roots, your smile and laughter
they feed our very soul
We’re proud to have had you as our father
For your humor brought joy to all.

Like roots, your drive and fire
burn still inside of us
To reach the highest we can achieve
despite tests that are numerous.

Like roots, your love defines us
The people we’ve become
we share your wings of kindness
we share your heart of calm.

Now an adult when once your child
I remember you, my father,
Know that this life you gave to us
we’ll share
we’ll use
for others.
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