You taught us to sail,

to capsize and come up

laughing

 

To climb and when we

reached the top

to aim higher

 

Your life mantra was

mind over matter

never complaining

 

Quiet and allergic

to small talk

a few pints

 

would loosen your tongue

the tales you told,

the life you lived

 

the things that could

have changed you

never did,

 

in everything and always

you remained steadfast

and true.

 

Love you, Dad

Rest in Peace.

 

© Niamh Corcoran