‘Boys’ by Toddy [poem]

‘Boys’ by Toddy [poem]


What a beautiful day over Arklow
From my hospital window i see
For the very first time
The world’s a reality
Easy scared
By what the doctor said
My children then inform me
There is a change upcoming
A different life to see
Will smile at new beginnings
Hope to leave a past behind
The wander of a grandchild
Stands paramount to my mind

If in gods grace
In this time and place
I’ll embrace your thought and mind

My blood runs through another generation
Cheers to all who’s gone before me
The memory in their absence
To those my like and kind

Toddy Kennedy 10-3-14


“Peter” (a poem by Toddy Kennedy)


The Christmas drink was not the same this year
Your absence left many man to recollect
Many with a tear
An empty stool
Where a creative fool
Could cast a light on day
My friend until the very end
No passions left to play
I’ll miss your words of wonder
A view of other life and times
Music walked before you
Within the rhythms
Of your rhymes

Toddy Jan ‘14

Boy,ooh! (a poem by Toddy Kennedy)


Oh! If our fathers
See what we see now
Where swallows pass to genuflect as passers by
An autumn breeze drifts quietly
On herringbone sky
An Arklow summer
Those were our days
But yet, again the passers by
Anything in their moments, had left their wonderment
Which will bring anew
While I hear spring lark or sparrow
My thought will be of you
For this is not for sale nor not be bought
My friends the salt of this green earth
He’s not the bull for nothing
Bould Nitzy by his side
Yet in all my company
Only you I can confide
Your eyes still bring me brightness
On the darkest of my day

Toddy Jan 13, 2014