The Faheys Of Slinaun

I am talking to people

I have never met

Hands across the ocean

Cousins in Chicago

Family devotion

 

A little house in Slinaun

Six sisters and a brother

Three went to America

Goodbye to their mother

 

Relations in Chicago

All I ever knew

Now I hunt the Internet

Say how do you do

 

A journey across the ocean

Occasional letter home

I love you love you mammy

So sad I had to roam

 

I have visited the homestead

Sat inside the place

Imagining the family

Forebears of my race

 

Scattered lives united

Family and friends

Tell each other stories

Loving never ends

 

Brian Fahy

30 October 2021

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