Is It So Far On?

My father’s anniversary comes round

Reminders of that day are here again

The Cheltenham Festival runs on testing ground

A fitting feast to match my father’s end


But I don’t need reminders of that man

He lives beside me watching for his son

His life and his example spur me on

Be all that you can be the daily plan


He died in ’88 at seventy-one

The years have passed so quickly getting on

But today’s the day for putting your bet on

Today’s the race now put the kettle on


Brian Fahy

14 March 2023


+ A favourite phrase my father used to say when the hours had slipped by – Is it so far on?

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