Poetry from a Dublin Scientist

Month: October, 2017

Haikus 24/10/17

My wife is in bed

Sick with a blocked nose and cough

Treatment, tea and hugs


Dangerous spiders

May be found sneaking in our flat

They sure love bathrooms


Grandmother’s Birthday

She has reached one hundred years

And still going strong

Mother’s Lament

When you were young

It was simple

I would see your cuts, apply a plaster

and hold you until the tears went away

To me you would go and with me you would find succour

It was simple, the magical powers of a mother´s love

But now,

I see not the cuts, cuts that break into your soul

But I see how the darkness consumes you

I see each and every day how you grow worse and worse

Unable to talk, unable to ask for help

When I try to be close you push me away

Harsh words, cruel sentiments

But false, I can see the pain in your eyes

But there is No simple fix

No plaster, no kiss to take the tears away

Nothing I can do

But see you in your pain

And all I can do is share it

Join your misery in my mother’s lament