Dad, I saw you well.

Dad, I saw you well.

I saw you so often sit with blank eyes as you sang happy your sad wistful song.

I saw you often go around miserable while you shut down of all things around you.

Did you wonder through the years, ever what you’re looking for before you took away from here?
I saw you often sit in your chair with your question on your lips, but you never said anything.

 I saw you often let your eyes wander, but never found it as it looked for in your little world.

Did You Own wonder through the years, ever answer to all your dreams and questions?

I saw you cry without tears.

I saw you smile without joy.

I saw all the way through you.

I saw very well, you were never happy.

I saw you try to hide the shame.

I never saw my eyes in yours.

I saw you well with the bottle to your mouth, but did you find happiness at the bottom of your bottle?

I saw you well with the bag in your hand while you got it filled up again with the false happiness.

Did You Own wonder through the years, ever peace stored in the anesthetized state of intoxication?
I saw you sitting there among your friends who only wanted the same as you.

I saw you well despair of falsity, which, however, you repressed with an extra swig from the bottle.

 Did You Own wonder through the years, ever find true friends and true love.

I saw you cry without tears.

I saw you smile without joy.

I saw all the way through you.

I saw very well, you were never happy.

I saw you try to hide the shame.

I never saw my eyes in yours.

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About jachso

Hey Destiny Poets. I live in Denmark about 90 km from Copenhagen and works in Roskilde as a teacher and mentor. I'm probably not like most men of my age and yes I am aged 50 years old. I've tried a lot of jobs without finding what I'm passionate about. Writing, I have always loved and I was probably just 14 years old when I produced my first poem. I have not yet been released some of my poems, but I hope it happens one day. I just finished a novel which I would like to have published, now the time and talent show whether I have the ability to write. Poetry has a special meaning for me and this is where I really feel at home. My life has sometimes been marked by many losses. In the mid eighties, I lost my fiance at the time when the accident happened was pregnant. She lost control of the car and drove herself and her child, who was on his way thereby, to death. It has really made its mark on my life and way of thinking. In the late nineties, I had problems with my back and had to seek other avenues to support myself. I finally decided to enroll at university and was admitted to the humanist line. I read philosophy, science, psychology, journalism and history, but philosophy and psychology is my major interest. I thrive today in the RUC aka Roskilde University just 25 km from Copenhagen. My job is to guide and teach, and it is a job with speed and that gives me a lot again. I have two collections of poems ready to be released, if I can find a publisher who will publish them. I have no children, it would obviously be my lot in life although I have tried, but luck never smiled at me that way. If you have any questions for me so I hope you just ask away all you want, I'll respond as soon as I have read the questions. With kindest regards from Jan Sorensen

2 thoughts on “Dad, I saw you well.

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    As readers and reviewers,particularly of poetry know only too well,all comparisons are invidious.Nevertheless…what struck me most about this,was the care and delicacy with which the subject matter was handled.It brought to mind some of Willy Vlautin’s lyrics and also those of Iron&Wine.

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  2. Louis Kasatkin

    This poem comprises one of the twelve chosen for inclusion in ” PICK OF THE POEMS “,an Editorial selection of the best poems posted during January 1 – March 31 here at Destiny Poets. Our Facebook page carried the original announcement on Saturday,17 November.PICK OF THE POEMS:QUARTERLY 2012 RETROSPECTIVE.
    ” PICK OF THE POEMS ” ,is an Editorial Selection of the best poems posted at http://www.destinypoets.co.uk in each quarter of 2012. Each quarter’s Selection will comprise 12 posts,tabulated in alphabetical order.We start with the 1st.quarter’s poems posted between January 1st.- March 31st. * Alice and The Hatter – Susie Bertie….* Dad I saw you well
    – Jan C.Sorensen….* Daughter’s Freedom – Audrey Lines…. * Freezing Night – Iulia Gherghei….* Fused – Umarani Jayaraj….* Genesis – Reena Prasad….* Guide – Madhumita Ghosh….* Lindy Hop – Sunil Sharma….* My life partner – Lokesh Roy….* Naive Heart – Gina Mcknight….* Spring – Elizabeth Hexberg….* Time Travel – Hollie Bolster. Enjoy , share and comment.

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