Ordinary Father

I want to be
As strong
And tolerant
As the
Westerly wind
And yet
Remain as
Profound and
Subtle
As a sage
Who masters Zen
I want to be
As brilliant
And silent
As the surface
Of the moon
And yet
Remain as
Proud and humble
As the flower
In springtime bloom
I want to be
As ethical
And moral
As a spiritual
Scholar
And yet
Remain as imperfect
And frail
As an ordinary
Father...

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