The dark night now surrounds me
I am all alone in my world
There is no one here distracting
I am thinking now of my girl.
I was always such a lucky man
I have children, one and two
Last year I almost lost my son
This year my daughter too.
My son had a head-on collision
Almost twelve thousand miles away
But now almost eighteen months later
He is now fully back into play.
But my daughter, my beautiful daughter
Chemo treatment made her go bald
But she’s back on the upside now smiling
I weep when her bravery’s recalled.
Of course she will still need some treatment
But she’s better, and we’re now almost cool
And I know by the end of her kid’s holidays
She’ll not need a headscarf for school.
I think of my son, I think of my girl
I’m grateful my luck has been fine
For if I was to lose either one of them
I just couldn’t finish this last line……….
©Joe Wilson – My Children 2014
I’ve written this because it is bursting out of my chest.