I'm currently completing work on the Angel's Chapel in Ss Peter & Paul's Church Balbriggan. It includes a 'book of names' in which the names of children and babies who have died will be recorded... Yesterday, after I woke up - inspired by my dreams, I wrote this poem for the frontispiece of the book.
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You bring me to life….
Each breath you take …..you bring me to life
Every time you laugh …..you bring me to life
Every time you weep …..you bring me to life
You are my flesh and blood…..
Every time you think of me …..you bring me to life
You are my every day ….. you are all of my life
When you are here in this room …..you bring me to life
When you are on this sea shore, when you are in that forest glade
When you climb this hillside, when you walk along that river path
While you are washing those clothes, when you prepare that food
When those tears fall from your eyes …..you bring me to life
and when you bring me to life …..I am your hopes and dreams
When you bring me to life …..my spirit is there to comfort you
Share with me …..share my joy
My spirit sings with every seed that germinates
My spirit soars with every leaf that uncurls
My joy outpours with every bud that breaks forth
When you feel the sun's warmth caress …..you bring me to life
As you watch each rain droplet refresh earth's parched soil
Be they tears of joy or grief …..you bring me to life