On The Books

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my mum remembers‬
‪that my dad was on the books‬
‪of Huddersfield Town‬
‪called to National Service‬
‪he returns a bricklayer‬



Dad died two years ago. Mum in her eighties lives alone now with Parkinson’s and her memories, those of the past more vibrant than those of the immediate present. She’s doing well and I’m learning new things about her, dad and myself with every love filled conversation.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/on-the-books/