Word Problem
Rick Neece

Let d be the Dad.
Or rather, let f be the father since f is the Father. And since, as is true, f is not d, then yes, let's let d be the Dad.
Let s be the son. The son of f, but not the son of d, yet more son to d than to f.
Let it be known that f has been absent from this equation for twenty-three+ years. Hence, d > f.
Let the ratios of d : s and f : s be unknown. Let unknown be x.
From the point of f posit: d + s : f
What is known to f of d + s?
As little, perhaps, as is known to d + s of f.
How to solve?
Let m be the Mom.
Let the statement start as: m + d + s : f
m knows all, in as much as this equation is concerned.
What may s know?
What may d know?
What may m + d know, of which f , too, may know, that s may not?
Let l be the light.
Here is the problem:
l : m + d + s : f
What can l offer f of hope?
f : l : d +s + m = x
Let f also be asshole-deadbeat-absentee-gay-dad, out-of-the-picture for, as stated above, twenty-three+ years. (Moral and political judgments notwithstanding, and intentionally not placed in this equation by f ).
Let [sol] be shit-out-of-luck. Perhaps.
To restate:
f : l : m + d + s = [sol]
Perhaps it is as it should be, and perhaps fully deserving for f. Still, here's the problem:
f : l : m + d + s = x
Solve for x.
Call f if you factor the equation.