Monday, October 13, 2014

Dola O Byrne

Such sad news out of Millstreet the saddest for many a day
Dola O Byrne of the West End from life has passed away
As nice a person as one could wish for to meet
Few ever quite like her in the Town of Millstreet

In her younger years as a nurse a terrible motor accident she did survive
Nevertheless Dola felt happy for to come out of it alive
Though the accident left her with a physical handicap and years of physical pain
Dola of her lot in life did not complain

A down to earth person free of conceit and guile
On her beautiful face she always had a beautiful smile
One true to her higher self she was pure of mind
She lived an honorable life and was compassionate and kind

She will never be forgotten in Millstreet Town
To live as a good person her claim to renown
With bravery and dignity life's toughest challenge she did face
Millstreet for her in it was a far better place

In Millstreet Town where she grew old and had lived for years
Her passing from life would not have gone without tears
By Cashman's Hill in St Mary's her last remains lay
She was a good person good in every way.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this beautiful poem about Dola O’Byrne. I am a friend of Fr. O’Byrne and I knew his love for her and admiration of her strength. Your poems are wonderful! I am enjoying reading them all. You capture the goodness in the world so hard to find. Printing this off for Fr. O’Byrne to mail to him. Keep trying to convince him to get on a computer but he won’t do it!
    God bless you,
    Julie Parker