They circled him

Like planets round the sun

My grandsons round my son

Tied by invisible twine

Their lives depend on him

A thine and mine


My twine snapped

The day that I left home

Now I am alone

Fend for myself

In this mishap

Stranded on a shelf


Oh children need their parents

So they do

To care and comfort help put on a shoe

Mum and dad are world to them

In this world’s strange currents

Anchor sail and stem


Brian Fahy

26 September 2022


+ I watched my grandsons circling round their father as we came away from visiting Maggie’s grave.


+ I went away to junior seminary aged 11 and effectively lost my family in that moment.


+ So many children in the world do not have loving parents about them.

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