Letters

Dear V

I am writing you as I used to,
To ask what you plan to do with your life.
Those dreams you had — what on earth happened to them?
You behave as if you have all the time you want,

This worries me greatly.

Fulfilment demands effort. Getting your act together. Seeing things through.

Now you can turn the page

Absorb the wisdom in forward chapters,
They will explain the ironies and tension
In the fractured past.

You’ve not had children,

But there is enough in literature
About women with dead babies,
How they would not give them up.

I hope you know what you are doing

I hope you have something in mind for your life.

Your loving
Dad

**

Dear Dad

But I am living my life.

In fact

I have turned to the last page

Working my way back to where I’d left off
Years ago

–riding steadily backward on a ponderous train

Your only daughter
V

7 comments

  1. Very, very special. “I have turned to the last page, working my way back…” Simply brilliant and moving. I so loved this!

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  2. Tender and moving, Vera
    and wonderfully expressed

    Much love

    john

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Means an awful lot, John
      Thank you
      so very much

      vera

      Like

  3. Oh God, Vera. Beautiful. So beautiful. πŸ’™πŸ’–β€οΈ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. πŸ’™πŸ’–β€οΈThanks, Katy.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. My pleasure! πŸ™‚

        Like

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