Farewell to the Sixties

Farewell to the Sixties

 ( Written on the eve of my 70th birthday)

 
                     When I am seventy and walking with a cane,
 
                     Just a dog as my companion,down a leafy country lane.
 
                     Or sitting by the river with my fishing line and rod,
 
                     Catching nothing but my memories,
 
                     I’ll still be thanking God for taking me to this day
 
                     Through times of joy and sorrow.
 
                     But wait……..I’m only sixty nine.
 
                     I’ll be seventy tomorrow.
 
 
 
by Patrick Ganly.

If you would like to listen to Paddy read his poem please play the link below: 

Farewell to the Sixties

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3 Responses

  1. joan forman says:

    The scenes described by Paddy Ganly are so breathtakingly beautiful.
    I love the quick realisation of youth ! , and I can see him getting his dancing shoes ready.
    My husband is Irish and he enjoyed all of you poetry. Take me home to Carlow was quite funny with an International flavor. I will continue reading your poetry. thank you.

    • admin says:

      Thank you very much for your kind comments. I’ll pass them on to Paddy, I’m sure he’ll be thrilled.

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