Daughter’s Day

Florists burst with fathers and children,
Ordering the obligatory bouquet,
Writing heartfelt messages.
Others, a card from the garage or
Chocolates left over from Christmas.
A celebration of mothers:
The wonderful mother
The ‘good enough’ mother.
But how does one commemorate
The reluctant mother?
Who kept her love
For her own reflection.
Does one polish niceties
And play with pretence?
Or practise forgiveness?
In silent sadness
Filled with shame
And pain.

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© Vicky Newham 2012. All rights reserved.
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About Vicky Newham

Vicky Newham is a writer, living in Whitstable, Kent. She writes crime fiction, psychological thrillers and science fiction. Her main projects are novels, but she also writes short stories, flash fiction, non-fiction articles and some poetry.
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