Firm Foundation

Mills and mines and factory

Hardy honest folk

Daily grind for daily bread

The working person’s yoke

Cheery folk and friendly

Who liked a pint and smoke

Allotments whippets pigeons

Would lend you when you’re broke


Then the summer solstice

Mayo on the train

River farm and cousins

Enjoyed in sun or rain

Loveliness of Erris

Landscape wide and free

The world is not all cobblestones

There is mountain moor and sea


Faith and loving family

Warmth and collie dog

Happy childhood lovely school

Memories of the bog

Lovely church devotion

Incense candle flame

Tabernacle truthfulness

This heritage I name


Brian Fahy

24 March 2023

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