On the Last Father's Day of the 20th Century
                    (To baby-san Linh)

When someone puts you down, son,
for your works for me; 
whether he is a scholar
or an arrogant writer 
whose main concern is rhyme 
or reason or the technicalities of writing...
Feel assured, your heartbeats and true love for me 
have penetrated my soul, 
which exist beyond man's eyesight.
Let your heart be untroubled by the shallowness of a pond
which is never as deep as an ocean of love...

Your Viet Vet Daddy on The Wall

 

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