SPRING ,

SPRING ,
Oh how I love the arrival of spring ,
The early morning chirping,
As the birds cheerfully sing ,

Bulbs now beginning to grow
The first bloom of flowers
as they begin to show ,

Rabbits happily hopping
a delight to be seen
New shoots sprouting
the leaves on trees
a vibrant green ,

These seasonal changes
bring such a thrill ,
Baby lambs bleat on farmland hills ,
Seedlings in boxes
on window sills ,

Bluebells and primroses
a colourful sight in woods and dales ,
Babbling brooks run freely
down through vales ,
So we greet the new season
with great glee ,
With so many wonderful things
for us to see ,
DEIRDRE O KEEFFE

 

WHAT IF ,

WHAT IF ,

Have you ever wondered
if you changed your name
would your life be the same ,

If you were born a boy ,
Would life bring you as much joy ,
Or if you walked a different road
would you have carried a similar load ,

Or if into another family
you had been born ,
Would you have been just as strong ,
What if you had met other people
on your journey through life ,
Would you now be someone else’s wife ,

What if back on your life
you could reflect and glance ,
Would you take another chance ,
What if this was your last day ,
Would you have thoughts and words ,
you’d wish to say ,
DEIRDRE O KEEFFE

WHAT IT ,

WHAT IF ,

Have you ever wondered
if you changed your name
would your life be the same ,

If you were born a boy ,
Would life bring you as much joy ,
Or if you walked a different road
would you have carried a similar load ,

Or if into another family
you had been born ,
Would you have been just as strong ,
What if you had met other people
on your journey through life ,
Would you now be someone else’s wife ,

What if back on your life
you could reflect and glance ,
Would you take another chance ,
What if this was your last day ,
Would you have thoughts and words ,
you’d wish to say ,
DEIRDRE O KEEFFE

THOUGHTS ,

THOUGHTS,

Do you believe happiness
Consists of possessions and wealth ,
Or do you believe it happens
from the hand we are dealt ,

Do you feel life for you
Has been equal and fair ,
Do you show others how much you care,
Do you always give ,
As much as you get ,
Do you willingly forgive and forget ,

Do you judge when it’s not your call ,
Would you be upset
at another’s downfall ,
Do you speak of others
behind their back ,
Are you aware it has a way
of coming back ,

Do you think before you speak
Or assumptions readily seek ,
Do you in life walk a fine line
believe everything
is going to be just fine ,

Do you believe things
happen for a reason
And readily admit
to the thoughts you are feeling ,
Do you have faith in God above
Do you show kindness
and true love ,

DEIRDRE O KEEFFE

KINDNESS,

 

KINDNESS
Please remember what it can mean
to others to show you are kind ,
It’s not so difficult you may find ,
Do you have something
you will willingly share ,
To show how much you really care ,

It could be a friendly phone call
A kind thoughtful word
or simply that with them
you will share your smile ,
Or a visit and have with them a cup of tea
stay with them for awhile ,
You maybe the only contact
they have had that day
So listen carefully to what they say ,

I’m sure we all have something
we are willing to offer as a gift
Your kindness could
just make another’s heart lift
The giving of a kind gesture ,
Is truly a gift for us all to treasure ,
DEIRDRE O KEEFFE

A BLANKET OF SNOW ,

A BLANKET OF SNOW ,

The country is covered
with a dazzling blanket of snow ,
Oh what a beautiful sight
Yes a wonderful glistening show ,
Snow covered branches of trees
heavily laden , sashay down low ,
Children build snowmen
and happily roll around
On the billowy snow covered ground ,
A sight to most of them
never before found ,

While a lack of traffic and birds chirping
makes an eerie sound ,
Provisions in shops quickly running out ,
While children play and gleefully shout ,
Transport woefully comes to a full stop,
And it’s almost impossible
for most to safely get to a shop ,

Sleet and rain now on its way ,
Children sadly watch their snowmen
melt and drift away ,
Bringing an end
to our snow filled days ,

DEIRDRE O KEEFFE

A BLANKET OF SNOW ,

A BLANKET OF SNOW ,

The country is covered
with a dazzling blanket of snow ,
Oh what a beautiful sight
Yes a wonderful glistening show ,
Snow covered branches of trees
heavenly laden sashay down low ,
Children build snowmen
and happily roll around
On the billowy snow covered ground ,
A sight to most of them
never before found ,

While a lack of traffic and birds chirping
makes an eerie sound ,
Provisions in shops quickly running out ,
While children play and gleefully shout ,
Transport woefully comes to a full stop,
And it’s almost impossible
for most to safely get to a shop ,

Sleet and rain now on its way ,
Children sadly watch their snowmen
melt and drift away ,
Bringing an end
to our snow filled days ,

DEIRDRE O KEEFFE,

THE BEAST OF THE EAST ,

THE BEAST OF THE EAST ,

It came in like a blast ,
The beast attacking from the east ,
Covering the country
With a blanket of snow ,
Just so white and freezing cold ,
But what a beautiful show ,
People panicking
To buy Milk and bread ,
Heating turned up full ,
Wearing sweaters and hats
made of warm wool ,
The elderly scared to go out in the snow ,
While through the house the cold winds blow ,
Coal fires blazing
Outside snow blizzards raging ,

Soup and stews bubbling
on our stoves
Fishing boats anchored
safely in coves,
Wildlife foraging for food ,
Children building snowmen
In a playful mood ,
Schools and businesses closed
because of the intense cold weather ,
While families gather safely together ,

Waiting for Storm Emma to enter the fray ,
To hurl and throw
While the beast is casting his freezing stay
Homeless people chilled on the street ,
Will our Government their needs meet ,
Where will they lay their heads,
The outcome I simply dread ,
Their plight continues on ,
This is all just so wrong ,
Batten down the hatches ,
While The Beast OF THE EAST
our country freezes ,ravishes and bashes ,

DEIRDRE O KEEFFE ,

STOP THE MEDS MADNESS ,

STOP THE MEDS MADNESS ,
I have to get off these meds ,
They are playing havoc with my head ,
My jumbled thought process I simply dread ,
Prescription drugs to ease the pain ,
But they are causing so much turmoil
and mental strain ,
They won’t cure what’s going on ,
Just mask your agony and pain ,
Then the meds begin take hold ,
Into your mind creeps an eerie cold

You see life through a dull fog ,
You feel like a lifeless fallen log
Day to day it’s just so difficult to cope ,
Stay on these meds you lose
all sense of hope ,

There must be something
that doesn’t mess with your brain ,
But will alleviate ones physical pain ,
Are we to be lumbered with our lot ,
is there an answer to this I fear not ,
Unless we ditch these poisonous meds
Into a dark abyss we will surely tread ,
Those who have the power that be
please listen to us
Hear our weary call ,
Before it’s too late and we finally
stumble and fall ,
DEIRDRE O KEEFFE

REUNITED !

REUNITED ,
How I so loved the joy of being young
and having a carefree life
But then things changed
I met a guy and fell in love
In time we settled down
I became his wife ,
We were blessed to have two
wonderful sons ,
But things weren’t as they had been
right at the start ,
The cracks appeared and we drifted apart ,
So then it was me on my own
to bring up my boys ,
It was often tough
but they brought me so much joy,

Now that they are young men
It was time for my own life to begin again ,
Oh how the years have quickly passed by ,
I often sit and wonder ,
Why had Life dealt me the hand that it had ,
But Im so lucky
I have a great family ,
So everything wasn’t quite so bad ,

Then like a blast ,
Up pops up a message
from an old boyfriend from my past ,
So we met and had lunch and a great catch up ,
Talked about the craic we had
when we were young ,
A friendship full of laughter and fun ,
It’s amazing how all those years
we were apart simply drifted away
And it seemed as if we had
seen each other everyday ,
I’m so lucky to have my lovely Mam
Who so wishes my happiness she could plan
She said Paula my love ,
In your love life ,I wouldn’t like to intrude ,
But I lit a candle for you
and prayed to St Jude
That you will find the one true love
you truly deserve ,

Deirdre O Keeffe