A Little More on Cisneros!

Today, I thought I would explore the softer side of Cisneros, but not yet!

“I Want to be a Father Like the Men”

I want to be a father
like the men
I’ve loved…

I’d like to give
without disgrace
my name…

I want to know
how love can grow irrevocable
and prove the fable true

A love exists that gives.

And won’t take back
what’s given.

Like the men.

She leaves me with a smile. She speaks her mind. To me, this hones in on “Wouldn’t it be nice to give my last name?” And without disgrace to boot – no matter what the last name is, it’s implications or circumstances.  Of course, there’s more.  However, I would like to know…

What do you think about this excerpt? ~Stay with Sharon’s Write Talk. Talk to you soon!


About sharonsbooks

I am a practical and contemporary urban writer who focuses on readers/participants who are high school age youth and adults. Although I currently write fiction and poetry, I am inspired to write about social and political issues in the sometimes subtle and other times blatant way that they are present in our everyday lives. I love humor and I strive to expand the thought process and create positive change. I realize today, in the scheme of things, that I know only a little. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t share what I’ve learned as I continue to develop my own growth process. In all my writings, I’ve always sought to convey a message from my spiritual center. This keeps me broad-minded regarding diversity and a willingness to learn from anyone and everyone.
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