My Daddy

My Daddy played Big Ten football
in the nineteen-thirties.
He went to war
in the nineteen-forties.
He marched for Civil Rights
in the nineteen-sixties.

It being heaven,
he must have been glad
there’s no more bits of shrapnel
all the way down his leg.
He was waiting this weekend
for a chance to kneel –

but they don’t play
any national anthems there.

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2 Responses to My Daddy

  1. Nathaniel C. Emens says:

    AMEN. I am very disturbed by the words the President uses when he talks about the Leader of North Korea as well as his words against Professional Football Players. We need to send a
    person that knows how to deal with the North Korean leader and work out a peaceful agreement
    between the two countries. The question that comes to me is – What would Jesus do?
    Nathaniel C. Emens

  2. Maren says:

    It is the root question before anything else and it is clear that our president is far from asking it. We pray that there are others who are.

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