Keane’s house






She sits by the fireside in her easy chair

The sunlight shining on her silvering hair

Dozing by the glowing embers

Her eyes are closed as she remembers

A home so full of joy and gladness

And sometimes there was tears and sadness

She hears the echo of laughter and noise

From a house once filled with her girls and boys

Footsteps up and down the stairs

The kick of footballs, the scrape of chairs

Hairspray, makeup, borrowing clothes

Painting varnish on fingers and toes

Nightimes creeping in to peep

Making sure they’re all asleep

Birthday and Christmas celebrations

The house full of friends and relations

But the years have flown so swiftly by

They all grew up in the blink of an eye

All married and settled with their own girls and boys

Their own homes now filled with the laughter and noise

She’s alone now without a partner to share

As she sits by the fireside in her easy chair

He passed away long time ago

On Christmas night, his loss was a blow

She thought together they’d grow old

But now what does the future hold

She smiles as she thinks of her family today

All still so close, never far away

They call with their children, lots more girls and boys

Filling the house once more with laughter and noise

Each daughter and husband

Each son with his wife

She’s never alone

In the winter of her life

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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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3 Responses to Keane’s house

  1. saxtoncorner says:

    Beautiful and poignant.

  2. Teresa Hatfield says:

    Lovely Trish, great to have such a close family, always there for each other

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