Treasure Island

Stanley Collymore


Victims Of Racism But We Both Survived!


Your birth wasn’t planned but all the same your
creation was fashioned through love and most
certainly on your father’s part whose heart
was broken when through bigotry and
racism he was denied access to you
and never fittingly allowed the
opportunity to assume far
less play the role of Dad
that both biologically
and morally was
his right to be.

Fifty years on you’re a parent in your own
right and clearly know what it’s like to
give birth, have a loving family of
your own by someone whom you
love, firmly in the knowledge
that no one could have dared
do to their father, since
you would never have
let them, what your
grandparents so
callously did
in respect
of your
dad.

Submitted: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 25, 2014
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© Stanley V. Collymore
25 January 2014.

Remarks:
Happy 50th Birthday Wendy Louise!

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