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Source: Adults

Author: Rhona Aitken

Title: The Father

Who was this man

who throughout my childhood

arrived in time for lunch

from time to time?

It was a silent lunch -

my Mother hardly spoke.

The man spoke to me -

he always came with presents

usually not suitable for my age -


After lunch he left.

Mother would sigh and say

"That's that".

Then I reached thirteen.

He never came again.

Mother never seemed to notice,

but I felt sad, and never knew why.

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