‘true to life’ – in memory of Jean Redford 1933-1999: – Mark Redford

                          true to life

 
two days before she died

deep in the pain that would

               swallow her unconscious

she said she felt sorry

               for Dad
 

               
who had left to find

               another life

away from the one he had
 

               she left implicit

that he would never find one

               always wondering

               always wandering
 
 
 
               but she

had stayed with the rubble

the lino and the clumps of grass

               true to her sons

               true to her mother

               true to her pain

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One response to “‘true to life’ – in memory of Jean Redford 1933-1999: – Mark Redford

  1. The Poetry Jar welcomes this submission from Mark Redford. You can find more of his work on his blog http://mlewisredford.wordpress.com/

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