Friday, March 11, 2016

The Former Pride Of Kanturk

Does she use hair dyes as many women do for to cover her gray
The former Pride of Kanturk where does she live today
Or does she rest in peace forever more
Far distant of Duhallow and Hibernia's shore?

The Pride of the Town where river Allow flow
In the late fifties her hair was as dark as the wing of a crow
In her early twenties approaching her prime
Eventually we all become victims of time

When the hawthorns were in their white blooms of the May
She left Kanturk Town on a sunny Spring day
She traveled by ship destined for Hudson Bay
In greater New York in the U S of A.

Of the former Pride of Kanturk the memories with me remain
In my visualizing i see her again
A beautiful young woman free of conceit and guile
With an abundance of charm and a wonderful smile

Though on how long we live we do not have a say
If she is living she is in her early seventies today
Is she now a grandmother or single and childless did she stay?
Years ago she left Kanturk Town for the U S of A.
Francis Duggan
Topic(s) of this poem: people
from 'rhymeonly'

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