From my earliest memories, Ireland has played a part in my life. Even
though I have only visited her twice, my heart and soul are filled
with a longing for her. My ancestors left Ireland in the late 1800's,
bound for a new and strange land. I wrote the following a few years
ago about how my ancestors must have felt leaving the land. I know for
myself, the dust has not settled, and the ancestors whispers echo
always in my heart and soul.

The dust had not yet settled
On the path I left behind
I hear the ancient whispers
Though I dare not change my mind
A strange life lay before me
On a distant misty shore
And bound I was to wander
Far beyond the sod and moor
Deep in my heart I knew full well
That I would always find
The dust had not yet settled
On the path I left behind

Blessings,

Susan

I/08/07