In memory of my mother Lanna McNamara who passed away earlier this year …

‘1948’  written on a black and white photograph

1948

I wonder how you would have felt

on the day that photograph was taken

if you had known that you would lead

a generous and mostly healthy life

that all your crises would be borne

with fortitude and grace,

that 65 years later with all your dreams fulfilled

you would  die peacefully in your sleep

and the people of a town

that you had probably never been to

on the day that photograph was taken

would flock to your home in their hundreds,

touched by your life,

mourning their loss.

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4 Responses to In memory of my mother Lanna McNamara who passed away earlier this year …

  1. cathy says:

    Shib , that’s a beautiful tribute to your mum xx

  2. Gerry McLaughlin says:

    Lovely lyrical piece from a croi mor

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