Today I am done, I am beaten, weary from the fight

Alone, isolated, ostracised for not yielding

But the fight lies dormant, waiting for strength

I have but a few hours to search deep within;

To rest, recover, before facing the enemy

Who overnight turned from friend to foe


Deep within I know it is there

The strength, the power to battle on

My memory of you makes me fight for fairness

The legacy you left me from the moment I was born

I will try not to disappoint you, to waiver from my mission

To stand up for fairness and stay true to me within


Wish me luck dad x



Backed into a corner, no way to fight

No way forward and no way out

Isolated, alone – no support in my plight


Something I’ve loved, taken just like that

No warning, no compassion, no regard


Bereavement comes in many guises

But this I didn’t foresee

The disregard for all I’ve done

For me, my loyalty


365 days on

I sit on the eve that you went away

Pensive of what tomorrow brings

Memories that I fight to distil

Of the pain numbed by time


365 days have passed now

I quash memories so I can continue on

of how you were hurt and left to die

alone, afraid, no one giving a damn


I feel part mended, I block the thoughts

But in some moments I cannot escape

The anger, the pain – it lies deep within

How cruelly you were treated, your suffering


Tomorrow beckons nearer

I do not know what to do

how to face the memories of a year ago

Of the morning when they took you