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The Artistic Expression Series is an attempt to give artists a venue to display their art.  A forum like this brings in thinkers, lovers, dreamers.

And it’s all to worship God, while at the same time connecting with our own humanity.

Enjoy this poem, and consider how you can engage the culture and honor God with your artistic talents.

 

Photo credit: Redrock Junction / Foter / CC BY

Photo credit: Redrock Junction / Foter / CC BY

A Good Day

By Nate Morsches

 

I bought him that red and yellow hat earlier today.

His bright, goofy smile was a little too big for it,

As you know, our smiles become smaller as we grow older.

But I still dream about that moment.

 

windowWe sat together watching those gigantic men struggle,

and my little boy didn’t even understand it.

It was his first time, after all.

The bright lights.  The painted-chested, screaming fans.

The obnoxiously large ponchos that protect us from heaven’s tears.

 

He asked me, “Dad.  What’s your favorite part?”

I said, “Son, being with you is my favorite part.”

 

He looked down trying to understand what I said.

It was supposed to be the big stadium.

Maybe the gut-wrenching tackles.

Or the unified cheers heard miles away.

But in two breaths, he knew.

 

Photo credit: KWDesigns / Foter / CC BY-ND

Photo credit: KWDesigns / Foter / CC BY-ND

His eyes connected with mine and that smile pushed the hat right off his head.

He jumped.

He actually jumped

right into my lap.

His arms throttled my neck in loving embrace.

If I wasn’t sitting, I would have fallen down.

 

Those wet drops almost came out, but I shut my eyes to hold them back because I’m a man.

 

“I love you, son.”

“I love you, too, Dad.”

 

In another world, I asked myself,

Why does he admire you so?

What’s so good that your tiny compliments raise his heart above all 80,000 people in attendance?

You’re mean, cynical, and most of the time, you literally stink.

You’re a cowboy, driving on the cattle, but leaving behind the calves.

 

two horsesHe kissed me on the lips.

I won’t forget it.

 

It was a good day.

My God, it was a good day.

Thank you for the tall order, and the spoils.

 

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