No Further, Said the Father

An admonition
from your father

warning you to
go no farther

falls on ears
too deaf to heed

and so this drop
is no surprise

the glare of sun
within your eyes

blinding you
on your descent

and now you wish
all other sense

would leave before
you reach the Earth.

At least he taught you
how to fly

and both of you
broke from the maze

before you craved
to be amazed

ascending higher
than advised

to lose your wings
with everything

and serve to warn
all others hence

the damage of

No Further, Said the Father © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 5, 2019