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“Sue Townsend, you made me…” Writer Ian McMillan pens a tribute poem from Adrian Mole (aged 58) to his novelist creator, who died on Thursday, aged 68.
An amazing poem about Sue Townsend, by Adrian Mole aged 58Sue Townsend, you made me.You built me.You constructed me.In some ways you were my motherAlthough I had a real motherAlthough she couldn't be my real motherBecause you invented her too.Sue Townsend, you have left us.Faded like a Leicester sunsetJust before the darkness.I never liked being on the shelf in my lifeBut you have made sureThat I will be on lots of shelvesFor ever.I like that line about a Leicester sunsetAnd I know that you would tooBecause you liked fine writing.© Ian McMillan.
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