Night Prayer

A Care Home is not home

But it is care

And care is what we need

To be looked after

Other days had other ways

Extended family

The modern world

A stranger to our laughter


Giving up our home

The final wrench

Adrift upon the sea


But we can make a home

All around us

The grateful heart

Content with what can be


Should I live long enough

To pose a problem

I hope the grace of God

Will see me through

I left home as a child

When I was meek and mild

Experience will show me

What to do


My mother ran a care home

Brilliantly too

She cared for folk

Danced around the room

And in the dark of their dying day

She held their hands and prayed

And helped them say goodbye

See you soon


Brian Fahy

6 October 2021

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