Hyphenated Identities: Sean Cribben

Sean Cribben lives in Stamford, CT, with his Wife (Troiquesa), Son (Knox), and daughter (Lennox). In addition to spending time with loved ones, Sean likes to run, read, write, listen to music, breathe, drink Nutella lattes, and spend time near the water. Sean's favorite authors are Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers. 

  
A Father’s Hope

My Son,

I hope You see the world
as cleanly as one 
can.

I hope You know 
that You define
what it means 
to be a 
Man.

I hope that when 
You see Them,
You see Them 
for who 
They 
are.

Whole. 
Complex. 
And Beautiful.
Deeply damaged, 
and deeply scarred.

I hope You recognize, in eyes,
broken dreams 
and lost direction.

I hope You know 
They’ll see you,
through Their
lost and broken lenses.

I hope You know 
that what They see
is a reflection of Themselves.

I know My hope won’t set You Free.
Only 
You 
can 
Free Yourself.

I hope You do not judge Them.
Rather, strive to Understand. 

And, I hope You
Never.
Ever.
let Them 

Define You as a Man.

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