Bread For Brenda

She never said an unkind word

Always prim and proper

Embodiment of the nation

Yes she was a topper

Her personal life was not for us

Her public role the issue

She did it well and patiently

So now we reach for tissue

 

She stood above the public fray

Her role as unifier

Symbol of a higher way

Faith and duty by her

She did not dance to any tune

But enjoyed a highland fling

My nephew was her personal chef

And soda bread he’d bring

 

Nice to think my mammy’s bread

Glencullen recipe

Was served unto Her Highness

Asked for specially

My nephew shed a quiet tear

Remembering days gone by

His grandma’s bread for royalty

His one time family

 

Brian Fahy

9 September 2022

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