And The Father Cried

The mother said quietly
“You’ve got this, Baby”
As she walked out
onto that stage. 
I keep watching as they sing
as their voices soared
taking them to heights
beyond their dreams.
The chair turned.
The crowd screams
with delight and
the fear melted away 
from the singer’s eyes.
The mother screams.
The sister squeals
as she jumps up and down.
And the father?
Ah, the father cried. 

Michael Mathews
March 14, 2014
9:09 PM
RV by the lake
Not home
but not sure there is one
Tuesday night
(modified 02-26-19 & 03-12-20)