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My heart felt like lead,
My spirits were low,
Looking out the window,
I saw people
walking, talking, shopping,
stopping to chat.
What about? Is it about Sophie?
If not, why not?
Why would they be talking,
walking, shopping, stopping.
When my Sophie’s not here anymore?
Why is that lorry turning by the traffic lights?
Why is that bus picking up passengers?
Where are they going? When my Sophie’s not here anymore?
Why, Why is the world carrying on doing normal things,
When my Sophie isn’t in the world anymore?
How dare they?!
Don’t they know that, when my Sophie left
this earthly plane to go to another one
part of me died.
One thing I’ll tell you. though,
Some wonderful people saved me!
Yes, saved my sanity, possibly my life!
The warm, lovely kind, sensitive voices
of Julie and Tina.
‘I’ve just seen your new book, Arthur,’
‘You’re going to love it.’
‘We love your stories.’
‘We look forward to them,’
And: ’We were so sorry to hear about Sophie,’
They both said.
At a time when I needed to hear those words.
The happiest day of my life was the day
Sophie came to live with me.
The second happiest day was the day
I opened an envelope and took out my first copy of “Swallow’s Law.”
Thank you, Julie and Tina
For bringing me back to a world full of memories
where my heart doesn’t feel so heavy
and my spirits don’t drift so low.
Looking back, it was a wonderful, wonderful day.
The day I first contacted “myPA”
Thank you, Ladies.