Inchicore works


Christmas morning

We walked with Da from Ballyer

Down Sarsfield Road, under the bridge

Through the gap, past South Terrace

Beside the C.I.E. works

Da drank a bottle of Guinness,we had red lemonade

We showed our toys to Catherine and John

Ma stayed home

She collected us in her brown mini when dinner was ready

The first time she came with us was Da’s last

He died that nigh

t Christmas was never the same

As years went by and family grew

We still converged on the red bricked terrace house

On Railway avenue

Husbands, wives, children, grandchildren

All squashed together in the two downstairs rooms

Laughing, dancing, drinking,singing

”We are family,I’ve got all my sisters with me”

Every year the party got bigger

We stayed longer,dinner got later

2009 was our last Christmas gathering

Everything changed the following year

Christmas has never been the same   😦


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About trishnugentwriter

A wife and mother of four who writes and acts as much as she can in between the housework and shopping. I have been published in 'Irelands Own' 'Intallaght' and 'Tallaght Echo'. I have won prizes for poetry including 1st place in The Bealtaine Writing comp in 2012.I'm a member of drama group in 'An Cosan' in Tallaght and also 'Platform One' Writers group in Rua Red.
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