Sunday, October 2, 2011

Father 2 son(s)


of all the words
written/spoken/penned

ripped from notebooks
& crumpled

or canvas coaxed/uncovered
then slashed

my greatest body
of work

is in
your flesh

Be still
the Muse


What can you say in 160 characters? Say it, then tell Monkey.


Today we celebrate the birthdays of both my sons. Cole's was September 19th and Logan's is October 4th. So I am about to go hide scrambled clues for the scavenger hunt and just putting the finishing touches on the Pittsburgh Steeler birthday cake. Off to have some fun.

79 comments:

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Beautiful...

JJRod'z

Suz said...

ah yes, go and play
the muse can wait
your boys are beautiful
...just wait till you're a grandpa
this is the stuff of real living
family

Fred said...

Very touching piece your sons will forever have- and will cherish as they get older- but I'm guessing reading it will simply remind them of what they already knew. Lovely piece for a Sunday. really nice.

Alice Audrey said...

The muse works best when slightly out of control. Have a great time with your parties.

David Allen Waters said...

the world needs more GOOD dads my friend...go enjoy your children, be blessed and happy.

Happy bday to them both :)

Bonnie said...

Nothing more need be said. Have a wonderful celebration Brian. Happy Birthday you two lucky boys!

lori said...

Oh, the wonder of being a parent is hard to describe, but you did it in these words,"my greatest body of work is in your flesh..."

I still stare at my kids and wonder how I had a part in creating such amazing little people. Have much fun today celebrating. It sounds like you've planned a day they will never forget. And, they are both adorable. Look at the personality! Love it :)

Betsy said...

Awwww. Sons are THE best. :)

um...grey house, red door? Is there anything NOT the same about us? lol....

Daniel said...

Sweet and beautiful. Blessings to you and your family.

Madhulika said...

Your are a great dad..
best wishes for your sons :)

hedgewitch said...

Love the entire opus. And each volume is always unique.

kaykuala said...

Brian,
You have given your all to us. Now your boys deserve to have you over us. Have fun!

Hank

Cheryl said...

You heard me! This is sheer awesomeness. Have a great double-header. Happy birthday to both of your munchins.

DJan said...

Oh, yes! Those beautiful little (or not so little) creatures that you had something to do with being here. Thanks for the wonderful poem. It made me feel happy and sad, all at once.

LadyCat said...

Happy birthday to your handsome boys! These are the days that memories are made of : )

Anonymous said...

Oh, my, how joyful these faces are.

Happy Birthday 2 both boys.

adorable 160.

(Today is my actual birthday, not going to mention in my post or celebrate in public.)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

How touching and sweet!

Happy, Happy Birthday to your precious sons!

Heather said...

Oh I just LOVE this! Oh so sweet - HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Cole and Logan...enjoy the day with your family....and the cake! :)

Sue said...

I LOVE this.

=)

Suzy Q said...

Oh know don't be still! That would be no fun now :)
You have some wonderful muses there.

Claudia said...

oh wow..you manage to capture the magic of being a parent in 160 characters..how cool is that..?
have fun at the scavenger hunt...i'm doing kind of a scavenger hunt, we call it basle rallye sometimes with our international service and sales guys - and even though they're grown up, they just love it...

ayala said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful boys. I love this poem! Hoping all of you have a great day!

Jan Timmons said...

Crisp word usage, yet tender. Now that's an art!

And thanks for adding the 'subscribe by email' gadget/plugin, Brian.

Ruthiey said...

love this. Happy birthday to your sons! You are blessed to have them and they are blessed to have a father like you.

Monkey Man said...

Well said, father of two. Thanks for playing along with the Sunday 160.

Rebecca S. said...

Nice...I feel like, no matter what I do in life, I could do no better than my four beautiful children.

Mary said...

Brian, this is so good and so true. I hope most parents feel this way. Children definitely are any parents' (and I will add grandparents') most important body of work & most important legacy.

JeannetteLS said...

You and your sons are so lucky to have one another. Wonderful, Brian!

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like fun is to be had
Such a great dad
Letting your muse go sit about and watch the news
While you go plant clues

Goofball said...

beautiful

izzy said...

Oooh yeah! definitely- very cool, good one.

Jeff said...

Great words and a nice photo!

Baino said...

True that, my greatest achievement has been my children. Hope you have/had a blast.

Caty said...

Wow, Brian, this is awesome...and in so few words. Great muses, btw :)

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! Brian...
Your very [beautiful]poetic words kind Of, remind me Of your Pop-art post yesterday.

In what way? "Priorities" by letting your "love" Of writing play "second fiddle" to your children.

[By the way, 2 very good-looking young playful "men" too!
Wow! that is three birthday celebrated in close proximity.

Happy Birthday! to both sons too!]
deedee ;-D

Katherine said...

Your most beautiful creations for sure. This was lovely Brian :)

Everyday Goddess said...

very excellently said!

Nikki Rules said...

Whoa...

Strumpet said...

Happy birthday to your gorgeous boys. Have so much fun celebrating. I know they know how lucky they are to have an adoring and talented father who also knows how lucky he is to have them. Wonderfully written.

Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to the boys!! What fun traditions you have.
I love your heart-felt words.

Mama Zen said...

Happy Birthday to those beautiful boys!

Vicki Lane said...

You do good work, Brian... you and your muse.

Cloudia said...

happy birthday boys!



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Laurie Kolp said...

Aww... hope they had a great day!

Tara Miller said...

A beautiful poem for our boys' birthday. How special it is to be able to celebrate with friends and family. I know they had a blast (let's give ourselves a pat on the back!).

The Empress said...

smiling.

ear to ear.

Can I get a Hell Yeah.

Shawna said...

I love this, Brian!

ds said...

Absolutely your best work! Happy Birthday to both of your boys. (I so love the bit about the scrambled clues & Steelers birthday cake--not so long ago, we were doing the same. But the cake was a horse...)

May the fun go on and on and on!!

adeeyoyo said...

Oh, I DO love this, Brian. We, most of us, put our all into our children!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Wow! Just beautiful!

Zuzana said...

Happy birthday to your lovely boys and what a great post...
There are days when I feel that it is such a shame that I will never have kids of my own. But that is life, we never get it all and I take joy in raising (at least partly) three step kids.;)
Have a great Monday dear Brian,
xoxo

Selina Kingston said...

Given how amazing your creative work is, your boys are clearly very, very special. Happy birthday to them and how lucky they are to have such a lovely dad .....

Just Be Real said...

Wonderfully written is so few words. Blessings to you and your family Brian.

Valerie said...

Excellent.
Belated birthday greetings to your lovely boys.

Dulce said...

Love this Muse of yours- great boys, great father Brian!

blueviolet said...

Amen to that.

ModernMom said...

Oh so sweet!

Lorraine said...

smart as can be, they have the greatest dad

Mijayami said...

Awesome :) It's birthday season here, too, with my daughter on September 20 & my son on October 31. We used to do joint birthday parties when they were little -- you have it much easier that way with 2 boys :) Happy Birthday Cole & Logan!

ladyfi said...

Oh - what delicious fun! Your boys looks so kind and cheeky - just wonderful. Enjoy your day with them.

SueAnn said...

Love the pic!! What cuties!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Arlee Bird said...

Happy Birthday to your sons. Writing and the other things we do may be our avocation or pursuit, but raising our kids is our biggest responsibility. Sounds like you've got it right.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Teri said...

LOVE this!!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

ENJOY! Hope it was a BLAST.

happygirl said...

Too bad about the cake *go Bears. Happy birthday to the boys.

Maggie May said...

Thats how it is with our young ones. They mean everything.
Great poem.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Myrna R. said...

Your boys are adorable. Bet they love Dad's adoration. Happy Birthday to both of them.

Ed Pilolla said...

einstein was asked what he was most proud of and he, like every parent, responded that he was most proud of his kids.
it does say something worth noticing.

Lolamouse said...

Enjoy! Your kids are lucky to have you!

Slamdunk said...

Amen Brian--congrats on your greatest work and one in progress.

Cinnamon said...

wow they've grown :)

william said...

happy belated birthday guys, great pic, they are growing up fast ;)

secret agent woman said...

I feel the same way about mine.

blackswanpoetry said...

great write children are the best part of life.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Darn, this is so sweet. I can just imagine them, 20 or 30 years from now, reading this.

Goat said...

Less is more. You say it perfectly in so few words.

Syd said...

Nice. You are a great father I am sure. A scavenger hunt sounds wonderful.

farmlady said...

Ah, Brian. This is going to be emailed to both of my sons today.
Thank you...

Daydreamertoo said...

Awwww Just saw this, lovely boys and you are a very proud daddy!