Glasnevin Reminiscing

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Jumped on the tourist bus this grey Dublin morning

As a gentle refreshing misty rain was falling

It took me on a journey to a cemetery named Glasnevin

On arrival I could hear my brother in law calling

It was just like a voice from heaven above

Here I stand respectfully by his peaceful grave

The grand old times they came flooding back

He always said “we are not here for a long time

We are here for a good time”

Miraculously I have a pint in my hand enjoying the craic

The sun bursts through the cloudy skies

From the man himself it was to be sure a sign

As I wipe a happy tear from my emotional eye

I am suddenly feeling upbeat and oh so fine

Here lies a man who lived his life to the full

Kind loving and generous to one and all

He would give you the shirt off his back

The life and soul of the party having a ball

He could always tell a tale that was tall

A year has passed since he has been gone

His legacy will forever live on and on

His favourite song was Frank singing my way

Dave Hussey certainly did it his way

What more can I possibly say

◄ Diamond Geezer

Catastrophe in Nice ►

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Tom Doolan

Tue 12th Jul 2016 18:54

Hi John :-) - Thank you for your kind words. The pen is mightier than the sword. Slainte, Tom

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John Coopey

Tue 12th Jul 2016 17:07

I'm sure he's wiping away his own tear on seeing this, Tom. Lovely tribute; it's what poetry is for.

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Tom Doolan

Tue 12th Jul 2016 10:58

Hi M.C. :) - Thanks for feedback. Very nicely said. Slainte. Tom

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 11th Jul 2016 18:29

Words any man would be proud to be remembered by.
Share what you have when it brings hope and pleasure.
Keep it to yourself if it won't make that measure.

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Tom Doolan

Sun 10th Jul 2016 19:12

Hi Ray - Thanks for feedback. He was a great man. One of a kind. Slainte, Tom

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raypool

Sun 10th Jul 2016 12:09

Very special this Tom. Instantly communicated in a most natural way without blarney. I feel privileged to be the first to comment. I hope you will read this to an audience - much better than a sermon.

Ray

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