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Easter morning;

The children gave no thought

to the significance of the day.

‘Thanks granny’, they shout,

As they eagerly open their eggs

1916 is old news to them

Something they learn in History class

They listen absently  to her stories of Easters past

Of family and friends long dead

Along with Pearse, Connolly, McDonagh,and all the rest

‘Did you get Easter eggs in 1916 granny?’

The youngest boy asks through a mouthful of chocolate

Granny smiles

remembering another young boy,

another Easter.









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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2 Responses to Easter

  1. Shilpa Garg says:

    That captures the thoughts and way of life for the elderly and the young so beautifully 🙂

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