by Dr. Ian Hale

The Father, the son, the brother
The husband, friend or lover
An architect or emergency worker
Bricklayer, tiller, cashier or farmer

The volunteers and visitors
Those who make the small donations
The tireless employee with good intentions
Black Friday shopper or weekend driver
He reads the papers, then views the news
Paints the house, repairs the fence

The loud lad at the pub with his mates…
Or the quiet old boy at the bar with his halves
A man who loves to swim in the creek
Or the peace of the forest be more pleasing to he

The face in the mirror through the shaving foam
Much like his Father, now almost his own
Planning his moves in a hotel room,
We play many roles, outside and at home

Back Button