This is a haunting and very honest poem, beautifully composed and very powerful. It isn't easy to forgive, and one never forgets what has hurt us.

It is difficult not to feel the love that is expected, even demanded of us by others. But with this compassionate poem I believe you and your memories of your father will bring lasting healing,.

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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