Darkness into Light

Darkness into Light
This poem was written after the Darkness into Light walk in aid of Pieta House, which took place in Roscrea on 11th May 2013

Dedicated to Siobhan Galvin, Joan Freeman (Founder of Pieta House) and all associated with Pieta House.

I focus on the strong intense light
From souls that have sailed on ahead;
They speak to me of their painful plight,
And wish they were not dead

They block my way and send me back,
And say my time has not yet come;
Oh I mourn for those lost in black,
And wish all their despair undone.

I speak of them and they live again,
I speak as one that knows the plight;
As the faint peeps of birds sound through the rain,
I walk with you from dark to bright;
I walk with you into the light.

Declan O’Reilly




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