Bernard Kennedy

Rookie - 234 Points (20 May 1956 / Dublin)

The Walker - Poem by Bernard Kennedy

I met my father, on
the hill of the road,
at kilmashogue.
he was striding down from
his mountain walk
and I ascending.

his sunday stroll
and he was fit then
'take it easy, I will see you later'.
I recall now, his own age,
that same turn and stride,
as I showed him into his sick bed,
and then his resting place.

on that turn, at kilmashogue,
Just there, at the mill ruin,
the new Columba gate,
life goes fast
and generations pass.

'take it easy,
I'll see you later'


Poet's Notes about The Poem

for my father-

Comments about The Walker by Bernard Kennedy

  • Veteran Poet - 1,866 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (6/7/2015 3:26:00 AM)

    'life goes fast, and generations pass' loved it. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,017 Points Musfiq Us Shaleheen (12/13/2012 4:25:00 AM)

    Beautiful imagery.. nicely crafted with word and meaningful... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,845 Points Michael Morgan (11/30/2012 1:06:00 PM)

    pleasiingly short, spare, arresting piece with plenty of word magic. A zinger! (in my opinion) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 30, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, November 30, 2012


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