Sally Plumb Plumb

Silver Star - 3,783 Points (23 9 1940 / Haverhill Suffolk England)

Tough Love - Poem by Sally Plumb Plumb

My father
called celery... salary,
and Valerie... Valaria.
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Comments about Tough Love by Sally Plumb Plumb

  • (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

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  • (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

  • Heather Wilson (4/18/2012 3:47:00 PM)

    You poured your heart out on this one, so much emotion, well written. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (4/18/2012 3:20:00 AM)

    Powerful poem, memorable last line. (Report) Reply

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