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Fathers Day

A few weeks ago I posted a Poem ‘Reinga’ dedicated to my daughter Sarah.

Now this morning – Sarah has given me a poem she wrote for me on Fathers Day so I thought to share it here…

Thanks for reading…



Dead weight fingers

breaking their fall

on too large piano keys

and strung up guitars


You don’t know what it’s like

to have a father like you

waiting for sounds

under the grass


and under the power lines

and over from the motorway.


My eyes and my soul

are always swimming

and you believed it

you saw the water


Even though I was 17 and

said things I didn’t mean at all

You broke my fall.


Not everyone remembers

Learning to listen

Or who taught them

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