By The North Star

Unlike Robinson Crusoe

They got marooned

Without a ship-wreck but

They'll still lose track of time,

The old folk

For out of sight of land

They're snagged in a


Wondering will they die,

One way or another,

Before its over.

I know for I'm in the same boat except

It's been longer.

Yet they are the lucky ones for

They've had a life, while for

Kids this first horror is

No vaccine against the tide of

Others that


Me, I survived ship-wreck at birth

My life-raft was a wheel-chair.

I never navigated by the North Star

I was locked down from

Day one


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◄ A Bruise On The Cheek

Mrs Todd ►


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