DAD, for the Family Album Group.


Knott End on Sea., United Kingdom

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 I have had quite a complicated family. Although I have always been treated well and loved to the point of almost being spoiled, there have always been secrets. I never knew who my real father was till about five years ago. I knew my mother had married one month after I was born but I had kept her maiden name. Then I found my baptism certificate and it confirmed who my father was. Unfortunately he had died in 1977, he never married again. Dad was born in Blackpool. His family say they knew all about me and he always used to talk about me but thought I was better off without him. They say he was a lovely man, a bit of an entertainer, always laughing and joking. I wish I had got the chance to know him. So I wrote a little poem for him.

I look at your picture and wonder
if your inner sunshine gave you your smiling face,
and my heart is full of questions for you. 
How different it might have been
if we had not been cheated out of all those wasted years
for reasons that must be forgiven.
Would I have always been your little girl
and would you have swallowed me up with love. 
We could have shared happy and sad times together.
Would you have held my hand and let nothing or no-one harm me
and shielded me from the world, and would I sometimes have welcomed it
and sometimes not.  Or would you have stepped back and let me grow.
Did you think of me before you went to sleep that night,
never to wake up again.
You died in the warmth of a loving family
but I never got my turn to be there for you.
Dad, I couldnt walk beside you
but I will always keep you in my heart.

By Jacqui Kilcoyne.

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