Mother and Child Reunion

She carried him nine months

Alas to be stillborn

Taken from her

Never in her arms

Buried somewhere

She never knew

Sixty years she mourned

Until the register was found

Her little boy in local ground

And now she comes to lay a flower

And feels some healing in this hour

And looking back remembers

The day that she gave birth

To the nurses it was nothing

To her everything

This moment of little worth

Her child her boy

Her hopes her dreams

Suddenly at nought

But now the visitation

See the flowers I’ve brought

You were my child

You are my child

No goodbyes for us

After all these years

Hello hello


Brian Fahy

12 May 2022

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