John A. Mills
"I've brought you something for going to college,"
My dad said.
He showed me a brand new suitcase.
He opened it to show it off:
It even had hangers for suits in it!
Forty yours later I still have one of those hangers.
He was distant, violent at times, angry - always angry.
But he was pleased.
He had done something for his favorite.
John A. Mills is an ordained minister and endorsed chaplain in the United Church of Christ and an Associate Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains. Rev. Mills is currently a hospice chaplain in New Jersey. His poetry has been published in various anthologies, including Hidden Roots, In Just One Day, To Taste Life, Catch the Moment all published by Penhaligon Page Ltd., and America At The Millennium, published by the International Library of Poetry. He has also published two poetry books at http://lulu.com; Living Faerie: Looking for the Green Man, an anthology of poetry and original art exploring the realm of faerie, and Mammon: A Poem In Three Acts, a poem-play about the current economic crisis. He has also composed a variety of poetry available at http://johnamills.com