Angel armies guard the grieving
weeping for their sons and daughters.
How long do we wait for love to prevail?
For thirteen years he prayed
For his father to accept him
and not despise the way he loves.
He reached past the harsh words
and called again on Father’s Day.
Perhaps the prayers had made their way
Into his father’s heart
or maybe Orlando’s anguish
released the simple question,
“How’s your fella doin?”
Melting the wall of sadness and
Confessing a father’s love
While there’s still time.
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