Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 175

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge


A year back, the prompt on Exploration Challenge was “Woman”.

I decided to reverse it.

In this week, write a story/anecdote/non-fiction piece which does not involve a woman.


A father

Seldom celebrated

Infrequently acknowledged

He bears the burden of financial responsibility

Carries the concerns of his family deep in his heart

Often unable to articulate his love and care in words

His actions sometimes deemed harsh, judgmental

But look into his heart and his worried eyes

And you will find a love that parallels that of a mother

Yet seldom celebrated or realized, but just taken for granted


I was thinking of my own father, the kindest man I’ve ever known, or my husband who is a kind and caring father. But my children think him strict and there are often arguments when they declare that papa doesn’t get them!



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