Adult Abi : See, I never knew my Dad, I’m so sad that I missed him.
He died when I was still small, and it’s all out of reach.
He was a star in my sky and he loved me.
It was so far and so long ago.
Just a single memory, left for me of my time with him.
I saw him so very clear; he was here where I stand.
He came to me that one Christmas.
No fantasy, I have the proof.
All he left me was this stone, this alone as a keepsake.
I thought coming here might solve or resolve as to why.
Sam(50): Oh God, it’s me that caused her pain. Can it be somehow
Nobody told her of my lie?
I swore I’d never lie again, what can I do now,
Hold my tongue, or twist the knife?
Townsfolk: (We said) One day we’ll tell the children Adult Abi: I never knew him.
When they can understand. I missed him, oh how I miss him.
How will we know the right time Here then gone, here then gone.
To tell them as we had planned? He left me cold as stone.
Time passed and memory faded. Why did he leave me, why?
Skeletons deeply entombed.
We never found the right time. One memory, one memory.
Who wants to open old wounds? So long ago.
© M Day 29-Jan-2013, 07-Aug-2016 & 24-Nov-2017