In the spring of 1910 a new life was
Born in Sisseton South Dakota,
Just in time to be counted in
The Census taken April fifteen.
Roberts County gains another boy
And I, yet unknown, a future father.
A good man who would love nature,
Poetry, and baseball, a man
I would meet on a summer day in June
1944, when he came home from the war
To spend his time teaching a girl
How to hit home runs, name trees
By their leaves, track animals in
The woods, but not how to forget him.
In memory of my Dad, Erling Claremont Cliff, (4-4-10—1-1-85)
#NaPoWriMo 2019 Day 4 Prompt: sad, Sonnet