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Today is Father’s Day. I imagine that an enormous amount of blogs posted today will be about fathers. I imagine that people will reminisce on lessons learned and memories created with their fathers. But, I also imagine that many blogs will be about mothers that some feel have acted as fathers. This blog is not the latter. The days are separate and I feel they should always be treated as such and simply out of respect for the mother’s and father’s who play the role and wish to celebrate the day. Let me be clear, I have nothing against a woman who has raised a child on her own, but to me, that doesn’t make her a father. I know some people will not agree but hey… What probably bugs me even more is that some women who feel that they have been fathers to their children go on to down men as if all men do not accept responsibilities and parent their children. I saw that Hallmark even made a card for mothers on Father’s Day, later removed due to it being placed in the “mahogany” section and some felt that Hallmark was insinuating that only black homes have single parents. Nonetheless there are men, parenting their children. The fact is that there are two days for parents. One for each. Let the day be for who it states. I rarely see men bash women on Mother’s Day. Some may equate that with the fact that not many men are sole providers of their children but I equate that with respect. Men respecting a holiday made for strong creatures that are women who bear the children of the world. People should exhibit that same respect on Father’s Day. I know many, and when I say many I mean more than a handful and more than some, men who are terrific fathers; both young and old. I salute those men. One of them happens to be my father Mr. Red Beard himself. My father met my mother when she had five children and they had three additional after. Each of my siblings calls my father Abi/Abu (Arabic for father.) My pop is a father and I feel that if I celebrate the day at all and if he celebrates the day at all that it belongs to him!! May is for mothers. I want people to acknowledge men and the role that many of them play in their child’s life. I do understand that women may be sole providers and that they may be primary care givers but that does not make them a father. It does make them a strong mother though. For those women who have had children with men who aren’t quality fathers or don’t care for their children at all, let’s celebrate the day for the ones that do. Let’s commend and respect the men who are a part of their child’s life. Today is Father’s Day, and this blog is for the fathers.
I wouldn’t be an artist if I wasn’t controversial…
I absolutely love writing I assume like everyone else that has ever written on or visited WordPress for any reason. I am not biased in the types of writing that I enjoy but I will say that my personal favorite is poetry. I recently created an additional poetry blog and created a concept to go along with it. check out fortinyelephants.wordpress.com. The purpose of the second blog is to showcase my original poetry, while the purpose of this one is just general things I wish to discuss with whomever will read them. I found that in the short two day period that I’ve had the second blog I’ve nonchalantly neglected this blog. I ceased on generating ideas and topics to even talk about. I felt bad. As if I had abandoned one of my children. How could I? Now, I’m working toward a new goal. My goal is to find balance within and for my writing. To topple between both blogs evenly. I mean words are endless and my brain never stops working (Writer’s block doesn’t count because my brain is working at that stage it’s just not organizing the thoughts to place them anywhere). Besides, who’s to say it can’t be done?
Here’s to my two blogs!