Margaret Thatcher


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Her Life in Poems
By Author

ISBN: 978-1-84747-508-4
Published: 2008
Pages: 52
Key Themes: poetry, politics, personal, family, author who suffered trauma,


The life of Margaret Thatcher, as seen by the author, Dr Rosaleen O’Brien, and conveyed through the medium of poetry.

About the Author

I have been in receipt of trauma counselling since 1999 on a daily basis,at times speaking till the early hours of the morning.Support from my trauma Counsellor helps me to come to terms with accepting that what has happened to me cannot now be changed. I cannot ever forgive those who had a vicarious liability to look after me and failed. As a result of being locked away for some years all because we were poor has brought certain limitations to my day to day life. Writing is a form of therapy and allows me to be free to be the person that I want to be, and should have been my birthright. Through writing I can reach out to others who may have had such an unfortunate experience as myself . Daily flashbacks can be upsetting and I fill my life with things to do so as to block them out. Day to day life can be exhausting and coping mechanisms that I learnt in order to survive have not helped me in the outside world. God help all fellow survivors and perhaps one day Ireland will accept the terrible price we paid. Shame on all you right thinking residents in Ireland to allow the government and Catholic Church to ignore harm done to me and many others who are either dead or too ill to tell their story. Thanks to Chipmunkapublishing I have been able to confront my demons and a Big Thank you to Reatha my trauma counsellor without her I would not be here today writing about my stolen life.

Book Extract

One of her first memories is in her pram being pushed,
Traffic noise was quite noticeable;
To her then everything seemed rushed,
Few children as adults remember their younger days;
Margaret Thatcher remembers hers in so many different ways,
Seeing the sunshine through the trees;
Margaret has so many memories,
Along with all of these;
Four generations of the Robert s family,
Take us back to their trade as shoe makers;
Living in Northampton,
They were not obvious risk takers;
Living above her shop with her family,
They were always `on call`;
Answering customers sometimes at all hours,
And that was not all;
Those beautiful Black lacquered cans,
Were a big hit in Grantham;
Winning so many local fans,
Seldom refusing customers because of the time;
The Roberts family worked hard and laid it on the line.




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