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Can someone please read and help me with this poem?

Can someone please read and help me with this poem? Topic: How to write a poem about missing someone
June 16, 2019 / By Dallas
Question: Anyway, I think it happened- That I went down with him To greet the day, skinny-legged In the morning sun, Down to the seafront stalls Where you got drunk On seagull-screeching smells, Where cockles and mussels Sunbath in white saucers and The raw breeze scours your lungs. Me and Dad. And The ridged sands were Glittering corduroy. They smiled As if they might believe me. It was a different summer When we had strawberries for tea From the bowl with three glass feet That came out for the Christmas sherry trifle and I stammered we must keep some for Dad, he’d be coming soon. Freezing white In their eyes told me. My turn To believe them. I dropped the dish today. One Glass foot sits now on the shelf. One Strong day I’ll let my glass foot go. Barbara Jagger If you could, can you tell me what this poem is actually about and more importantly, what is this "glass foot" that she keeps on mentioning. Will really appreciate any help! Thanks
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Blondie Blondie | 6 days ago
Sounds to me like the author's reminiscence of her childhood -- but I disagree with the person who said, "Her dad got drunk and went missing." For one thing, there is nothing to indicate that he went missing. For another, the phrase "Where you got drunk On seagull-screeching smells" is really about "drinking in" all of the scents at the seashore until they make you giddy. The beginning of the second stanza indicates the passage of time, and perhaps hints at what might be a family tradition. The ambiguous "They" in the first two stanzas is hard to identify. They might be people in general, family members, or even a generic reference to the author's own memories. I suspect the dropping of the dish may be a reference to how some memories fade with the passage of time. If so, the glass foot on the shelf could represent an attempt to hold onto fond memories; and letting it go would be a "moving on" with life, rather than dwelling in the past. I think "One strong day" means she was not quite ready to do that yet (when the poem was written). I also think this viewpoint (mine) is supported by the difference in the phrases, "they might believe me" and "my turn to believe them."
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Blondie Originally Answered: Can someone please read and help me with this poem?
Sounds to me like the author's reminiscence of her childhood -- but I disagree with the person who said, "Her dad got drunk and went missing." For one thing, there is nothing to indicate that he went missing. For another, the phrase "Where you got drunk On seagull-screeching smells" is really about "drinking in" all of the scents at the seashore until they make you giddy. The beginning of the second stanza indicates the passage of time, and perhaps hints at what might be a family tradition. The ambiguous "They" in the first two stanzas is hard to identify. They might be people in general, family members, or even a generic reference to the author's own memories. I suspect the dropping of the dish may be a reference to how some memories fade with the passage of time. If so, the glass foot on the shelf could represent an attempt to hold onto fond memories; and letting it go would be a "moving on" with life, rather than dwelling in the past. I think "One strong day" means she was not quite ready to do that yet (when the poem was written). I also think this viewpoint (mine) is supported by the difference in the phrases, "they might believe me" and "my turn to believe them."

Aislin Aislin
I think it is about a girl who went to the beach with her dad. Her dad got drunk and went missing. The mum believes one day he will come back. Something like that maybe. Don't know about the glass foot, maybe her dad did something to her on the beach when he was drunk. Maybe the glass foot is a memory of her dad? This is probably wrong but it is my interpretation. :)
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Tracy Tracy
I think the glass feet are people dying. Maybe her mom and dad died and then at the end it says she will die someday. I don't know about the rest of the poem. Sorry!
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Redd Redd
not to state the obvious but its some one looking back on there childhood. maybe his/her father has passed away and he/she still waiting for him to return...its a hard one to understand.
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Redd Originally Answered: Can you read this poem and tell me what you think?
Pretty cool.... I think (These thought, they never really seem to cease) really needs to be thoughts, and the 6th section needs to be cleaned up. A liitle long and cumbersome.

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