Steel Towers

In honor of Memorial Day and Father’s Day, here is something I wrote in 2003–

Fathers Free to Lead

Walking through townbaptism, boy in the sea, boy with dad, being baptized, Steel towers, can’t be knocked down

Straight and tall, firm foundation. Lifting holy hands and faces

Raise up these leaders to lead, Lord, raise up these baby brothers

Fathers, old men, young men, soldiers

Where are they?

They are needed here; Kneeling to pray, Wiping tears away

Standing up, with loud voice proclaim

God is God, He’s Almighty, I am man, I’ll die serving Him.

Honor my father and my mother, serve my country, help my brother

Hiding in the sand, Barbed wire, tying up the man

Deep trenches, walls that hear too well

Casting shadows, causing those who’d tell

To not seek God, not lead others

Stay home, stay quiet, hide behind another.

Fathers, old men, young men, soldiers

Where are they?

They are needed here…

boy stands on rock, boy by sea

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Delana H Stewart (c) July 2003

One of my favorite songs is: This is How it Feels to Be Free by Philips, Craig, and Dean.

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See also:

Freedom Rising (a Memorial Day poem)

Empowered by a Father’s Hug: Embracing Vulnerability

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10 thoughts on “Steel Towers

  1. Another great post. Thanks for sharing this. Spending time sitting down to writing short stories and poems is something I truly enjoy in life. I enjoy reading your blog very much.

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