Rain on my Parade

Strong winds and heavy rain

Confine me in my house

I did not see this coming

Like Robert Burns’ poor mouse


Give us this day our daily bread

My cupboard store is bare

No bread for Brian in the house today

No point in saying the prayer


I love brown bread and soda bread

I eat it every day

It truly is the staff of life

But sadly not today


So today will be a fasting day

Tomato soup will do

And something in the freezer

For tea will see me through


But bread is basic to my life

I have never been without

God help all starving people

In war and famine’s rout


We have so much of everything

Everything to hand

But bread our basic foodstuff

We must share now – understand?


Brian Fahy

30 September 2022


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