How Are You? Poem by Jason Jackson

How Are You?

Telephone rings (& is answered) ..

How do I feel?
How am I?

Well, just how interested are you?

We’ve known each other for 2 years,
but just how deep do you want to go?

My Father died last year,
but you were on Holiday in Spain and I didn’t want to spoil it for you.

If you really want to know, I’m f****** devastated,
I lost my Dad & my best friend in one foul swoop,
the person I called everyday, even more than my wife...

The one person who always used to tell me,
that everything would be all right & that I don't need to worry..

Now I’m worried, I need to be grown up and I’m not sure how to be...

Sunday, August 16, 2009
Topic(s) of this poem: life and death
Tai Chi Italy 27 April 2011

Sorry for your loss JJ! I agree re the growing up thing when we lose a parent. It happened to me, she was my only parent that I had ever known and in that terrible moment of her loss, I had the same forboding feeling that finally, I had no choice in the matter of growing up. I was nearly 50! You have to understand that friends in this sort of tragic event of life, often just don't know how to react, so they don't or try and sweep your pain under the mat. From the first creation date, it seems your loss was in the same year as mine. Hope you are feeling stronger now. Enjoying your poetry with a smile from Tai

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