inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 3 September 2021, consent.
She met boyfriend unworthy called John,
Dad forbade them from carrying on,
Father only relented,
With reluctance, consented,
When he found she was seven months gone.
My auntie – only born in the 1940s – will often refer to not being allowed to do things, because her father would not give his permission. Seems unreal, now.