Losing my dad unexpectedly and suddenly in difficult circumstances has been heartbreaking and beyond pain. I set up this site for my sisters and I to unite in our grief through poetry and to help u…

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You come to me with your friendship

Stretched out in front on a plate

Well I nearly fell for it

But it’s way too little too late


Have you no idea, no respect for how I feel

Of all that you have taken?

Left with nothing – not knowing what to do

Because you are selfish? Greedy? No way of fighting

For what is right and true?


Yes, you are weak – well my ‘friend’ I am strong

I do not want your crumbs of self pity and destruction

I will find my own way but will stay true

To everything I value…

Yet with some ambiguity

That also includes you


Yes I am strong, but I also have a heart

So my fair-weather friend,


The anger will subside but will forgiveness come?

Can we mend the weakness that has driven us apart?



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

Still Me

I am free at last to be

The Dad as you remember me

My hair is long

My smile is wide

Once again I walk outside

I have no barriers

No locked doors

The world once more is mine evermore

I can run dance and swim in the sea

I can laugh you know it’s me

Can’t u feel me when I’m near

That strange smell won’t disappear

That thought that reminds you of me

It’s real believe it …. It is me

I come close to touch your cheek when I think you are asleep

I watch you every day

I will never go away

When you think of me maybe a song

Or thoughts in your head as you drive along

I am there with you please see

Next time you see it talk to me

I will never leave your side

Dad xx
Teresa Dovey March 2016

Heavenly Jive

I know you are dancingThat’s all I see today

Whilst the musics playing

You dance the night away

Yes you’ve got the rhythm 

Deffo got the moves

Every bit is moving 

From your head down to your shoes

All of you is working

All of you can move

It’s good to see you laughing

It’s good to see you smile

Dad keep on dancing

We will join you in a while
Teresa Dovey March 2016