Becoming Human

When people place their trust in you

It forms your very soul

Their confidence their tears are gifts

They form your priestly role

For thirty years I played that part

Receiver of their souls

They talked to me and trusted me

Their lives in me like scrolls


It’s in me still the treasure

Of human hearts confided

I know of human feeling

So many tales abided

A boy I was when first ordained

But I became a father

When people turned to me for help

And shared the human saga


Now in these my later years

I share words on a page

To share what others gave to me

To bring wisdom to my age

Not just the things that I have done

But what others did for me

To help me end up as I am

Content at peace and free


Brian Fahy

28 August 2022



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