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Daddy's Cancer Diagnosis

Poetry By: Indie Skreet

clumsily broken bad news

Submitted:Jan 17, 2013    Reads: 13    Comments: 2    Likes: 0   

Daddy's timing misjudged

When dialled his telephone

Left my mascara smudged

When caught me on my own

The ulcer was assumed

Yet rather more sinister

And in near future loomed

A religious minister

It was a winter's day

When my father called

Toddler at play

Beside me as he crawled

Early in my pregnancy

Spouse at work he knew

Daddy had a tendency

Not to think things through

Left in shock and shaking

But soon a rap on door

There was hesitating

In midst of my outpour

His friend threw her arms round me

Had driven straight when heard

Comfort in shared misery

Did not exchange a word


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