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three fathers and one mother within a few years

first he lost the father of his heart, his uncle
then the biological father
then the one who adopted him as an infant
recently the only woman he knew as mother

all of them in challenging roles
bitterness, despair, his companions
now his decline threatening many

how can we keep from praying
thanking Heaven for all
such brave souls

beloved inner children
always divinely embraced

Mighty wings enfolding
here for our own unfolding