Seashore   A blustery day for a walk on the strand The wind whips up clouds of shimmering sand Stinging the eyes and tossing your hair While circling seagulls, their cries fill the air   A flurry of little wagtails, bob and weave  In a frantic effort to retrieve Hunting for little creatures and juicy […]

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The Art of Silliness.

The Art of Silliness – ( an exercise in just letting go, or an excuse for being lazy..)   Do you often wonder what it’s all about Spending hours and hours trying to figure it out Sitting there in deep contemplation About God and Life and the whole of creation   The wife is gone […]

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The Priest.

The Priest.   We never really knew the man, we barely knew the priest They said he came from Wexford or somewhere in the east He never spoke of his family or of his childhood days His past he kept to himself, securely locked away   He was patient, compassionate and always very kind A […]

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The Long Shadow of the Past.

The Long Shadow of the Past.   The long shadows of the past reach out   Filling our hearts with fear and doubt  Holding the present hostage and to ransom Like a child in the dark, terrified and lonesome   The bonfires rage, burning effigies of the pope A call to arms, the antipathy of hope […]

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It Could Be You..

It Could Be You….   Remember the next time you laugh or take the piss Stop and think and remember this That stumbling old man may be seriously ill Resting in that doorway or on that windowsill   Those shaking limbs or trembling  hand Slurred speech, so hard to understand Before you comment on how […]

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A Parkinson’s Story.

Parkinson’s Disease – the day that changed my life   I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease on the 15th of August 2007 It is hard to believe  that it was 12 years ago. Looking back now I know I had some of the symptoms much earlier in my life.  Some days it seems so long […]

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