Triggers abound; blindsiding brood
Culprits melancholic refrain, aroma, vino, cuisine
Messages present on device; though hearken avoided
Sobbing avoidance key for offspring of taken
Tears for departed patriarch not an option
Resistance to avoid exhibiting fragility his lad’s focus.
Triggers ad infinitum; their sporadic existence surety
Though no surety of coping strategy to employ
Has grieving even started behind offspring’s mask
Emotions clandestine akin to beard clad jaw
Like chin, sorrows exposure dependent on son’s
Drained but determined, façade maintained.
Trigger’s broom metaphor; regenerate and perpetuate, Dave
Carry on road ahead, without a Sid James distraction
Dust settling; time to produce the Mr Sheen?
Seven years avoiding the ropes; karma’s jab must tire soon
Desist throwing in the towel, lad
Remain stoic; you owe it to yourself!
2 kids who've flown the nest, 1 wife whose flown with Jet2. Born at a young age in 1960's Leeds, the author became interested in the literary life when his wife bought him a dog. Having an allergy to dogs, he swapped it for a typewriter. Being unable to train the typewriter to retrieve tennis balls, he reluctantly turned to writing...... Website - www.writesaidfred.org