Monday, 13 August 2012

Passport Photo

(Leaving Cert. Class Photo Of Twenty Twelve)

Gracelessly, gluttonous years stole away
Euro by euro
Legislate lightly
Do this in memory, pioneer for life
Prayer by prayer
Pontificate proudly
Robbed by degrees and by thieves armed with letters
Empty houses by houses
School prefabs are fine
See the next class prepped now for release
One little white face
Barely in frame
Tells a tale
That hope was frozen here
That this little bird must fly

To make space

© Noel Loftus

Irish emigration at highest point since Famine -- 3,000 leaving per month

Noel Loftus is a fellow member of ward9writers from Mayo in the west of Ireland. In his forties, he is married, with two children, and currently works as a buyer for a safety supplies company.