Father To Son

‘Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words will never pass away.’


Those words appealed to my father

For we like things that last

Things we can rely on

In a world that goes too fast

The solid earth the sky of blue

The water in the stream

The things that last forever

More constant than a dream


And so as life was ending

And his span of days had run

He sat there ruminating

On the things that he had done

Looking out that window

The man with far seeing eyes

Who followed his horses and drank his tea

And then to my surprise


Out came words of wisdom

Gospel words to book

Apropos of nothing

And then he gave a look

I smiled to hear his comment

I revered the old man

How lucky was I to have him

As faithful as the sun


Brian Fahy

25 November 2022

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