Father you’re in agony, what can I do to ease your pain?
Can I fetch you a glass of water, before you fall asleep again?
Tell me how I can help, for I cannot watch you suffer so
Day after day, night after night your head writhes to and fro
We don’t want to leave your side, though you sleep all of the time
I will stay with you now and listen to the clock’s hourly chime.
Bonnie is that you? How pleasant it is to hear your voice
I loathe being indisposed: my useless body gives me no choice
Darling, you make me so proud. You have achieved far more than I
Hush now, don’t pity me. Please, I don’t want you to cry
My eyes are growing heavier, but before I sleep I must say
I am grateful to have a daughter, who makes me proud each day.
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©Sophie Bowns 2011-2014