Here’s where the joy comes in and u guys need to listen and learn. We’re men… Not because of the obvious differences between us and women physically, but because we were made to perform a very important sacred task. To be fathers… To be teachers… To be providers. I married a woman… Years later marriage fell apart but we made by God’s will a son. My little me Pack jr. I’ve been served with child support papers today. Opening up the envelope Do u know what I said? I said Allahu Akbar!! God is most great!… I wake up early while most still sleep to work. I’m a Man. This is what real men do. Since seperating all I’ve wanted to do is be there for my flesh and blood… My reason for pushing away anything and anyone who would jeopordize him being permanently taken away from me. My Lord commands those who believe to fulfill thier obligations. This is an act of worship. And Working for ur dependants maintainence is the greatest of ceremonies u can perform. U are no man or believer if u don’t do this if ur able. Theyre “Your” children. So take care of them. Stop making them if ur blood runs yellow from the responsibility of putting away urself for a greater cause. Like being a real father. So yes, I’m grateful. Before the order is even set into place I’m sending money to the county. I’m no longer a husband, but until I pass and even after, he is my child. Carrying my own name. So Take what I’ve earned for u my son. My wants mean nothing to ur needs… Daddy loves u.

Published by Pack Redfeather

I am a walking contradiction of traditions some say. An African American and Native American Muslim poet with a personal life history as violently turbulent as a Storm. A visionary from the bottom of life’s social barrel striving to share the hope found in the light of faith through sometimes dark but real poetry. I’m a former member of the Bloods street gang, former serial bank robber, and both federal/state prison convict. I live on my mother’s tribal reservation of the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe in Minnesota.

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