In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project

In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project
In Search of My Father, 2017 writing project supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Sunday, 15 March 2015

SONG FOR RITA


SONG FOR RITA


This is a song for my mother - Margaret (Rita) Cushnan - 1925 - 2011.

CHORUS
Songs of you come easy, from love’s lament to lullaby
Songs of you come easy, we said farewell but not goodbye

Your memory preserved forever,
Showing you in silhouette,
You gave us all we’d ever need,
You gave us nothing to regret
So many moments looking back,
Crystal clear inside our minds,
A decent soul, a loving heart,
Heaven’s child, one of a kind.

CHORUS
Songs of you come easy, from love’s lament to lullaby
Songs of you come easy, we said farewell but not goodbye

No one said life would be easy
You were dealt a heavy hand
Left to raise your sons and daughters
We were too young to understand
You kept us safe, you were our haven,
You found the will, you found the way,
You taught us right, you taught us wrong,
You loved us each and every day

CHORUS
Songs of you come easy, from love’s lament to lullaby
Songs of you come easy, we said farewell but not goodbye

In darker days and troubled nights,
After all your faith and prayer
Your three angels held you near,
To comfort. you with loving care
Came the hour, came the moment,
Came the time for life to cease,
In spite of all the tears and sorrow,
Came your time to rest in peace

CHORUS
Songs of you come easy, from love’s lament to lullaby
Songs of you come easy, we said farewell but not goodbye

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