Poet Trinidad Sanchez Always Supported Father's Rights
Sunday, October 1, 2006

Written by Don Mathis

His fans knew him for his social activism and moving poetry. Friends knew him for his soulful humanity. And then there is Trinidad Sanchez’s altruism for family.

Many did not know of his empathy for fathers who are shut out of their children’s lives. I was surprised one time to find his comments in a New England Fatherhood Coalition discussion group.

From his days in Denver, he wrote “Eulogy for a Deadbeat Dad,” a portion which reads, “We will celebrate you and the fathers we carry in our souls / the men living, struggling daily to be good fathers and men.” Let us never forget the legacy of our friend, our activist, our teacher, our poet — Trinidad  Sanchez.

Don Mathis
Sherman, TX


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