All Change

She was always there

And now she’s not

And so our life is changed

Nothing lasts forever

Things are rearranged


We stop and talk and wonder

We gather into crowds

Exchange of views and memories

Everything out loud


Service of remembrance

Thank God for her life

Guns in salvoes echoing

The bells of village life


Soldiers in their uniform

MPs in dark suits

Gun carriage and horses

Processions solemn walks


She was such a part of us

As her leaving us unfolds

We find ourselves now grieving

For whom do these bells toll?


This death writ large on our stage

Helps us understand

That all of us are journeying

Towards a promised land


Brian Fahy

9 September 2022

Leave a Reply

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

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

Facebook photo

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

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: