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Sally Plumb Plumb

(23 9 1940 / Haverhill Suffolk England)

Tough Love


My father
called celery... salary,
and Valerie... Valaria.
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  • Walterrean Salley (7/4/2012 12:49:00 AM)

    Very moving. I’m sorry for your difficult childhood, Sally. Very sad about your dad, but you did what you had to do. 10 (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (4/20/2012 9:31:00 AM)

    This emotional poem shows strength and resilience and a language of street savvy that demonstrates a maturity beyond your years formed by your often tough experiences. And yet you still kindly reflect on your father's quirks despite his mental health issues, with a gentleness and resolve that shows great empathy and kindness even if tough love was the only true course against the growing disharmony in your life. A good and gutsy write. (Report) Reply

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