REGRETS

  I never got the chance to be, for you dear Dad, the best. I never had the strength inside to hold you to my chest.   I never made the time in life to be a father’s son and never had a hope of ever undoing things I’d done.   I never got to…

FATHER AND SON

  I touch your cheek, I’m surprised, it’s cold. I reach for your hand for I need it to hold.   I look upon your face that beamed and sparkled as we loved and laughed, wrestled and tickled.   Your face is so pallid, the sparkle is gone, no more to smile in the hot…

DAD

There’s a man that I knew, not too close, not too far, as a child he was there to tend to my scars.   A man with a past, of that I had no doubt, a man, when provoked, who knew how to shout.   A happy man with a smile for all, he’d always…

A DARK PLACE

The old clock sets the rhythm of a heart in pain. A body racked with with aching frustration, and the realisation that life will never be the same. * Written by Darren Scanlon, 12th April 2015. ©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

THE CLEANSING TIDE

The child in his arms, such a precious gift, her sweet little smile would make his heart lift. Born into a love that none could compare, baby blue eyes framed with curly blonde hair. Conceived and born on such love filled days, from the moment he held her he was blown away. His heart did…