Twenty Now

Twenty now no longer a child she brooded

was she ready to share?

Her life with a man she’d known six months

to move in together!

Possibly not until Christmas or the new year

in her mind not yet clear.

 

By that time realising she’d be twenty-one

still was it right?

Wanted to leave home got on with mum

not the same with dad!

Always been distant and a little afraid

the atmosphere often frayed!

 

He’d been in the army when she was small

maybe this was why!

Was the youngest of four other siblings

and the last at home.

Her parents said she didn’t have to leave

there was always a reprieve.

 

That lack of tenderness from her father

magnified her insecurity.

But had to give the relationship a chance

feeling she was in love!

If that moment was allowed to pass her by

she’d always wonder if or why!

 

The Foureyed Poet.

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