Joanna Garrido

Clickety Click

She left with a case, not even a note

Heels clicking she never turned back

Clickety click, clickety clack


Where’s mum - little faces pressed

against the glass, eyes searching 

Come away, says he, have your tea


She left for another, in her best coat

Heels clicking, she moved on with glee

Clickety clack, entertained on her back


Where’s mum- little cheeks stained 

with tears, still eyes searching

Get to bed, says he, you’ve still got me


She left for the new, her old life remote

Heels clacking, she felt they did click

Clickety clack, her heels left no track


Where’s mum - little hearts pleading

Eyes searching and searching 

Clickety clack, she’s not coming back.


29/01/19 JG


  • Fay Slimm.

    So touchingly good this account of family disturbance when one parent decides to move out - - love the flow of this clever write Joanns

  • Joanna Garrido

    Thank you very much Fay

  • Joanna Garrido

    Thanks Claudelle

  • Goldfinch60

    Such a sadly emotive write very well written.

    • Joanna Garrido

      Clickety click did the trick 😊

    • Lorna

      God this is good.........

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