Old Friend

An old acquaintance has died

Not seen these many years

I knew him as a lad at school

And in seminary years

We gave a mission in ’83

In Pudsey Yorkshire way

Our paths have hardly crossed since then

He died the other day

 

Two years my junior lovely lad

Made a lovely priest

Faithful kind and positive

Guileless too I think

Mighty son of Swanlinbar

Spent his life in Brum

Gone now to the place of rest

Met the setting sun

 

Made me quiet thoughtful

When I heard last night

What is the fitting attitude?

For one who fought the fight

Into thy hands O Lord

Your servant we commend

And help us live a holy life

Together till the end

 

Brian Fahy

7 February 2022

 

+ This old acquaintance is Gabriel Maguire CSsR, fellow seminarian and friend of long ago, who has died aged 73 years.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: