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Another Island

(Skip Friel)
May 5, 2012
Passage

HE LEFT AT A FORK IN THE ROAD OUTSIDE DONEGAL IN 1844 SHE FELT THE TEAR ON HER FACE THEY WAVED GOODBYE THE CARRAGE PULLED AWAY HE GOT TO NEW YORK HARBOR HE WROTE HER A NOTE TO COME IN OCTOBER SHE’D TAKE OCEAN PASSAGE IT WOULDN’T BE LONG THEY COULD BE HAPPY HE DROVE A TEAM OF HORSES UP FROM THE DOCK AT MANAHATTEN CARGO ONE DAY HE READ HER LETTER SHE MET SOMEONE AND DUE IN DECEMBER HE FOUND ANOTHER ISLAND WHERE IRISH EYES WERE SMILING THE SUN WAS ON HIS FACE HE DID NOT HESITATE SO QUICK TO SAY GOODBYE SHE NEVER SAW HIM CRY HE LOVES HIS ISLAND STILL HE KNOWS HE ALWAYS WILL HE STILL LIVES IN HIS OLD ISLAND ITS THERE INSIDE OF HIM HE’D COME A LONG WAY FROM HIS FATHER’S PLOW DIGGIN UP ROCKS WATCHING THE DARK CLOWDS LATER DAYS HE WAS HIKING UP TOWN GOING TO MASS AND GETTIN AROUND