Seán Walsh: From this life to Life Eternal

From this life to Life Eternal,


Many will remember her as Ann Walsh.

Friends, neighbours, family…

A wife who saved her husband from himself,

gave their Dad back to two wee girls agrowing.

Many more still will recall Miss McGarry,

a nurse who never looked at the clock…

She was a Giver. Always.

A winter evening, Ann late for tea…

A person she nursed, cared for, was dying.

At midnight she rose, dressed, drove

back down to that house near the Tolka.

Again at three… ‘A final time at six.

Only this time she stayed awake –

tired, tearful yet glad she had been there

at the end…

A quick breakfast… freshen up.

Then to the Clinic by nine.

And no one need ever know.

Ah, but I knew… now you know.

A day – and a night – in the life

of one selfless Giver.

Sean Walsh Nite Editor…


                Seán Walsh with Ann

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