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To the parents who have survived, I salute you…

To the parent who was searching til midnight last night For the school shoes and kit bag; so long out of sight; To the parent who stayed up with needle and thread Sewing in name labels, something I dread! To … Continue reading

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Where has my father gone? The dementia took him.

The non-italic lines represent my father’s rational & coherent thoughts The italic lines represent the dementia taking hold “Please don’t let them take me”. Quick call the police, we’re being murdered in our beds. “I know I’m losing my marbles” … Continue reading

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Mighty oaks from little acorns grow so plant the seeds of success as early as possible

When my son started to show signs of an inventive and imaginative mind, I invested in a 250 page Pukka Pad Project Book and told him to start writing everything down, no matter how short the paragraph or how spectacular the … Continue reading

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For every parent who tells off their child but can’t stand the guilt of an upset son/daughter

For every parent who faces the constant struggle of teaching their child right from wrong; who faces the torture of seeing their child upset and/or crying after a ‘telling off’; this poem is written for that child to try and … Continue reading

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