The Magic Wand

My lovely grandson Lucas

At present only five

Is going to get himself a wand

To make Grandma Maggie alive

He told me quite determinedly

He is going to get that wand

To bring her back alive again

Wouldn’t that be grand!


Is this the murmurings of a child?

Saddened at the thought of death

Or is it a divine instinct

In love with our very breath

The last enemy says Saint Paul

Finally overcome

The resurrection of the Lord

Proclaims the life to come


The goodness of our nature

The beauty of the world

The splendour of the universe

All tell of life unheard

That all of this should end in death

Seems utterly perverse

The magic wand of Lucas

Will break that tragic curse


Brian Fahy

6 February 2023


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