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Administration and Tears

Yesterday was hectic. In between the calls to and from district nurses, carers and suppliers of things dad needs, he would phone and not answer. This happened five times. I’d picked up and hear him and call out “dad” but … Continue reading

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Dad comes home

11am “Hello, is that Mr Peter Mansell”“It’s xxxx from the Princess Royal Hospital here. I am phoning about your dad Henry”“Yes”“As you know he is due to be discharged home today. Can you tell me what time the carers will … Continue reading

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Struggle

I bled tonight; I bled and bled and bled for an hour,I didn’t faint and falter, I just accepted the fact,My fear is not for me but for my family Is the struggle worthwhile?We are born, live and dieDoes it … Continue reading

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Stop

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,Silence the pianos and with muffled drumBring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overheadScribbling on the sky the message He … Continue reading

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