Fly not too high, too close to sun;
You know you are my only son.
Remember that neither you are
— nor shall you be,
as near & far as Love can be;
light years from sea,
light years from sun.
My Son, you are… my only one.

But one you are
— of bones & blood.
My son, alone, you are no God.
My Son you are;
A consequence to an unfinished glory.
An ending to an unfulfilled story.
My Son, Pay heed to my calling,
or pay & break for my mistake.
My Son, what good you’d get from falling
except tonight: my own heartbreak?
My Son, the sun shall melt you by.
My Son, don’t linger to the sky.
My Son, you needn’t fly so high.
Remember that neither you are
— nor shall you be,
as near & far as Love can be;
light years from sea,
light years from sun.
My Son, you are… my only one.

My son, I ask you not to cave or abdicate.
I only fear;
That by Gods and Lords, you’ll fail to steer.
My Son, A God only steers straight.
I only fear;
That night may come & you’re not here.
My son, I cannot seal your fate,
Force-feed you Love, you’ll meet as hate.
I only fear;
your wings, the sun may wane & sear.
Remember that neither you are
— nor shall you be,
as near & far as Love can be;
light years from sea,
light years from sun.
My Son, you are… my only one.

My Son I can’t but leave you be,
You are no common man, nor me,
Yet, you are made for legend-stuff.
If only you are made as tough?
But made you are for glory, & for gleam.
Yet made you are a story, & a dream.
Yet made you are for rising, & declining.
Yet made you are for suffering, yet for shining.
But bid you, I might,
In all the glory of your light;
Remember that neither you are
— nor shall you be,
as near & far as Love can be;
light years from sea,
light years from sun.
My Son, farewell… my only one.

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