In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project

In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project
In Search of My Father, 2017 writing project supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

ON THIS DAY - 7 JUNE, 1980 - WHEN THE THEME FROM M*A*S*H*, (SUICIDE IS PAINLESS), WAS NUMBER ONE IN THE UK SINGLES CHART, I WAS GETTING MARRIED

Your Dad wore grey shoes and told a long joke at the reception
About Morris dancers on a car bonnet (geddit?).
He was on top form, taking the 7th of June in his stride,
Proud and happy as father of the bride.

The shoes – maybe from Clinkard’s in Middlesbrough –
Were a big departure from his usual blacks and browns.
He was dapper as ever but with that neat footwear quirk
Rounding off his outfit, sharp, grey suit - it did kinda work.

By intention or accident, he upstaged us all, except you.
This was our day but really your day to glow and sparkle,
To shine a light on the path ahead of us, companions,
Adventurers, bound together from the moment we said “I do.”


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