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St Patrick's Day Memories.

Postby Marie777 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:24 pm

Remembering an old Irish GREAT Gran who meant the world to me.When I got into trouble.
And my Mothers voice was loud.
I used to run to Grannies room.
Away from the "getting mad" crowd.

I'd climb the stairs to get there.
And jump into her bed.
And this little poem I'm writing.
Is about the things she said.

She said how she loved Ireland.
How her family home was Cork.
I'd lie beneath the counterpane
And listen to her talk.

She talked about her family.
Most of them, I didn't know.
To her the dead were still alive.
So she let her memories grow.

She told me how in years to come
Above the church's steeple.
Airplanes that were passing now
Would soon be full of people.

Sometimes I would pretend to sleep.
Her voice still in my ear.
And then I'd hear her whisper.
"I would love a jug of beer."

We sang about Killarney
A place I had never been.
The shamrock and the blarney.
And the forty shades of green.

She missed the way of life back home.
for each other they would care.
Food was passed from house to house.
Everyone willing to share.

The war was almost over.
I remember I was seven.
Granny sent for me to say..
She soon would go to heaven.

"Oh that's O.K." said I to her.
"I'll just go pack my stuff"
"Oh no " said she, which upset me.
"You're not quite old enough"

A big black car was her last ride.
How sad that she couldn't see.
But all the family sat and cried.
And that included me.

Great Granny went to heaven.
But she promised she would be.
Waiting at the "Pearly Gate."
When St Peter sends for me.

Marie (the other one)
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Re: St Patrick's Day Memories.

Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:42 pm

Oh Marie you've done it again :( it made me cry but what a lovely memory.

A very Happy St.Patricks Day to you and your family,

Love Sheelagh xx
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Re: St Patrick's Day Memories.

Postby Marie777 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:01 pm

And the very same back to you Sheelagh.

Couldn't let it pass without a mention

Thank You.

"May the roof above you never fall in.

And may those beneath it never fall out "

Cheers Marie.
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Re: St Patrick's Day Memories.

Postby Shelagh » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:20 pm

Enjoyed the poem Marie :wink: GREAT gran sounds a real spirited character...love everything Irish :D
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Re: St Patrick's Day Memories.

Postby dorothy834 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:20 pm

thankyou Marie
hope you have all your poems in a book for prosperity
for your little G Grandson to read when he is older..
Happy St Patricks Day to you..
Iwatched some of the parade 5Avenue on the earth webcam
I bet you remember the May Day parades with the May Queen
they were the days eh
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Re: St Patrick's Day Memories.

Postby Elaine Goulding » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:44 am

Marie, what a beautiful verse, it brought a lump to my throat! Happy St. Patrick's Days
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Re: St Patrick's Day Memories.

Postby Patricia » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:27 pm

Marie - I really enjoyed your lovely poem and agree with Dorothy,
that you hopefully have a Memory book with all that you have
composed over the years for future posterity. Your talent
is outstanding.
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Re: St Patrick's Day Memories.

Postby Marie777 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:46 am

Thank You ladies.

No Dorothy, I should for Pierce but I just do it for fun, mostly for us Bucks.

Shelagh Yes she was a tough un. When the bombs where dropping, we were ordered into the shelter

Her answer, "No bloody Hitler is getting me out of this chair" and he didn't. We sat it out.

Thanks again.

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