Monday, 29 August 2011

KATHLEEN O'SHEA 14th Anniversary

Today is the 14 th Anniversary of my Mams death.

Here she is pictured in the front porch of Ardhu with

her loyal companion 'Judy'.


Towards the end
I was like a guide-dog
Leading my mother
Through the hazards of shopping centres
And crossing roads
As her eyes dimmed with age.

She bore it all bravely
And kept the tears
Till we were gone,
Then - in a flash of time
A light dawned
That spirited her away
From all our care and ken.

She had simply had enough,
And at the end
Sat back in her chair
And didn’t even wave goodbye.

Now her eyes are wide open
And she is seeing things
We can only dream of.

Gerard O'Shea


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Wyn said...

Gerry, that is such a beautiful & touching poem.

Tony (Ryan) said...

She was a brave and kind woman Ger and I'm glad I got to meet her!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gerry,

How time fly's! I never thought it was that long since your Mum died. How are you keeping? Its hard at times to fill the time, when loved ones are gone. You miss the chat & laugh & only they knew when you were acting the maggot. Strangers will never understand us like our family & especially our Mum.

God keep you in His arms & remind you that He will NEVER leave you or forsake you.