A teacher, philosopher, a talker of all –
full of wisdom for even more;
untouchable with a mind that can do!
Is this real?
This person of an overwhelming chore.
Stories of old,
history to be told,
smiles and everlasting hold.
Passing on everything needed for a new journey to be told.
“Tell me again” – get the job done and don’t pretend.
Talking me through the jobs to be done:
pop to the shops;
all while singing a merry song.
“I can’t do it” – trying to pretend.
She pointed the finger and glared again.
“There’s no such thing as can’t” – she would repent.
A life lesson learnt until the very end.
Passing on the message still!
Through my eyes,
the letter spent
as my children spill a defiant dent.
Unknowing until the time is old,
a paradox the future holds.
A beautiful poetic woman –
my nan – Josephine O’Toole.