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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Jimmy From Macroom

When aging Jimmy was in his life's bloom
He danced in the Castle Ballroom in Macroom
His hair light brown back then is now silver gray
And physically he has known a far better day
A grandfather in his mid seventies of similar age to Kate his long term Australian wife
The mother of his two sons and daughter the great love of his life
Forty five years married together into old age they do grow
He grew from a baby to a man in the Town where the Sullane waters flow
The passing of the decades have left him walking slow
In Macroom Town today few of him would know
Some he went to school with amongst the deceased now lay
Whilst some others like he is from Macroom aging far away
The mid Cork accent that migrated with him till death is with him to stay
Though he would feel a stranger in Macroom today.
Francis Duggan
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