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Happy Father’s Day

By Melissa IngoldsbyPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
Photo by Cathy Mü on Unsplash

Read between the lines of a long lost story of dying dreams and how a young man could lift himself up

From the ground

Stretching the limits of historical tyranny

Of doing things differently

It was something out of an old epic

That he found the entire course of human evolution

In his core

In his arms, a soft embrace,

His new sword was drawn

His name on his back

And his children his true defense

The winning team of strength

The dreaded cacophony of his trampled holiday tree youth, crushed presents and no explanation but anger

He chooses to keep the trees lined up

He chooses a better story

To be a real man, a father with strength

And love.

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Melissa Ingoldsby

I am a published author on Patheos,

I am Bexley by Resurgence Novels

The Half Paper Moon on Golden Storyline Books for Kindle.

The Job, The Space between Us and Atonement published by JMS Books this year!!

Carnivorous published by Eukalypto

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Comments (25)

  • Dr. Jason Benskin26 days ago

    Congratulations on having your story featured as a top story on Vocal! This is a remarkable achievement, and it's clear why your work has received such recognition. Your storytelling is truly exceptional. The narrative was not only compelling but also beautifully crafted, holding my attention from start to finish. The way you developed the characters and plot was masterful, making the story both engaging and thought-provoking. Your unique voice and perspective shine through, setting your work apart. It’s evident that you poured a lot of passion and effort into this piece, and it has certainly paid off. I look forward to reading more of your incredible stories in the future. Keep up the fantastic work! Best regards, Dr. Jay

  • Dawnxisoul393art28 days ago

    The imagery of the "long lost story of dying dreams" and the young man lifting himself up from the ground evokes a powerful sense of resilience and determination, the idea of doing things differently and finding the course of human evolution within oneself adds depth to the narrative, we‘re deeply moved by the poem, loved it, and hope to read more of your work, thank you very much again for sharing this spiritual journey that touched our hearts, subscribed.

  • L.C. Schäferabout a month ago

    Well done on the top story!

  • Darkosabout a month ago

    Beautiful 🩷❤️🩷 Congratulations on Top story ☺️🌞!

  • Michelle Liewabout a month ago

    Melissa, a wonderful tribute to dad. Awesome work.

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    What a lovely and impactful piece! The last few lines really leave a lasting impression, but all of your words (as ever) are so perfectly chosen and placed - it's wonderful. Congrats on a very well deserved Top Story!

  • Jabir Shooabout a month ago

    Nice Poem. I chose a better story too

  • Sasi Kalaabout a month ago

    Congrats Top Story! lovely poem.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Gosh this was extremely powerful! Such brilliant and deep lines! I'm soooo happy you got a Top Story for this! Congratulations Merly! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊 I freaking loved it soooooo muchhhhhh!

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    'The dreaded cacophony of his trampled holiday tree youth, crushed presents and no explanation but anger' Really loved that line. Congrats, Melissa!

  • Raihana H.about a month ago

    At first I was struggling to understand because of few words that I didn't know but I googled them and wow! Love it! Very powerful! I can feel the bond between you and your father. Congrats on top story!

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    Outstanding!! congratulation on TS

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Love it just love it I mean this is superbly amazing

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    "Choose a better story." Yes. Congratulations 🥰

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Congrats on TS, well deserved; lovely poem!!

  • TahimaAniabout a month ago

    so sweet ♥️

  • Gabriela Trofin-Tatárabout a month ago

    Happy Fathers Day! Dads who choose to be better for their kids are the strong ones, and the great educators.

  • JBazabout a month ago

    Happy Fathers day and Congratulations on a beautiful tribute. Your final lines were emotionally powerful.

  • The Dani Writerabout a month ago

    Heartfelt sentiments, Melissa. Missing my Dad still today. A unique strength defines Dads doesn't it? Congratulations on the top story!

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    Congratulations on Top Story! 🥳 Love it, and this line particularly: "he found the entire course of human evolution In his core"

  • shanmuga priyaabout a month ago

    Congratulations 🎉

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    Enjoy the Father’s Day. Lovely work from you!

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  • Manikandan Blog Writerabout a month ago

    very emotional

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