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Portrait of the Artist as a Lone Tree


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With sympathy for all parents of children with autism
and much love for a wonderful son.
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Chortlechops -
little boy;
Daddy’s own
pride and joy.

When I’m there,
full of fun -
pleased to see

In a world
far away -
son, do please
come and play?

Lost in this
crowded room,
all alone,
sunk in gloom.

When we meet,
any place,
we both know
heaven’s grace.

Small and sweet -
choc’late drops?
Daddy’s boy,

(This is written in a similar manner to Marot’s ‘Ma mignonne’.

‘Chops’ – an English expression referring to the face or cheeks, sometimes used with other words as a term of endearment.)

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