For Ian xxx

The Aurora Borealis 

Maria Ní Mhurchú

A butterfly lands softly on my finger

And smiles up at me

Her wings are rich in colour

Golden like the sun

With a delicate sliver of sliver

Running through them

Her antenna a gorgeous vermillion

With great big bright blue eyes

“I’ll grant you one wish” she says…

“if you won’t stamp on me”

Moths scare the hell out of me

I wish I could meet my blondy boy

It’s been seven years…

That’s my one true love-wish I say

Fear gripping my body

Because of this tiny little creature

Tears welling behind my eyes

Close your eyes

Tightly – she says

I catch my breath and do as I am bid

Isn’t courage, fear holding on a minute longer?

I feel droplets of dew falling on my face

I feel free

And throw myself under the shower of rain

Dancing the salsa like a mad-woman

Feeling like this fairie friend had lifted

My magical curse of shyness

There’s a rainbow in the sky

The butterfly disappears into a myriad of colour

And I see Ian coming towards me

Wheeling his bicycle

And an umbrella in his other hand

Just for me

The umbrella

Is a myriad of butterflies.

An Adventure

An Adventure 

Maria Ní Mhurchú 

Today is the first day 

Of the rest of my life. 

I say that every day 😉😉

The roof is on fire 🔥 

My heart ❤ was broken 

To smithereens 

A crying shame

But now it’s raining

And like a bat out of Hell

I escaped your clutches 

I might release an album 

I might shout it from

The burning roof top 

I think I’ll stick

The kettle on

And have a nice cup of tea

Because I’m free…

Thanks to the Paraclete 

I’m on my way

Though I don’t know

Where I’m going

But I don’t care

I’ve got You to look after me

On my next adventure.  

Flakes

Flakes 

Maria Ní Mhurchú 

Scrolling down thru Instagram

There are

Thin girls 

Skinny latte girls

Girls with abs

Working out

Walking out

Wilting over a piece of let-us 

Let us see

Girls

Cubby girls

Fat girls

Ordinary girls

Not filtered 

Every day beauties…

Girls escaping the misery of Covid-19  

By being in touch with

Family

Social – distancing 

But staying in touch

In their world where

Common sense prevails…

I had 4 Cadbury flakes

Last night

I’m heavy for my height

I try to manage my weight

As best I can

During the lockdown

I admit 

I may have gone a bit mad

But I’m no flake….!!!!!

Gentle Jesus

Maria Ñí Mhurchú

He came into this world

With nothing

Like all of us

He grew up 

With a loving ❤ family

To look after him. 

Many of us

Are that lucky…

He went to the Temple

When he was twelve

And lost track of time

Mom and Dad distraught

Fearing they’d lost him

Like today’s

Moms and Dads…

A lot like today’s teenagers

Jesus was intelligent 

He wasn’t afraid to speak

With the scribes 

Who were so well versed

In the Old Testament. 

Girls fall for boys every day

It’s human nature

Girls find boys divine

Jesus was as Divine

As he was human 

He never put a foot wrong 

Ask Mary Magdalen  ! 

Cupids Concoction

Cupids Concoction 

Maria Ní Mhurchú 

Everytime we say goodbye

I allow you to go

I can’t hear the Blackbird 

Sing about it

Raven wings 

A scarlet beak 

A red blooded sword 

Like…

When you’re near

There’s magic

Everytime you say hello

I hear the Robin

Shot thru her red breast 

With Cupids arrow

One hundred days

A week

Or a lifetime

I’ll wait for

Cupids kiss 💋 

Of life

Until I’m strong again…

Molasses Madness

Molasses Madness 

Maria Ní Mhurchú

He makes me long for you

A new religion

Brings me to my knees

With his little boy smile

I’m a better friend

I’ll make sure

I get to you

And we’ll make 💘 

Under a Southern sky

With a bottle of Southern Comfort

We don’t need to talk 

We can just be

While you hold my hand

As we lie together ❤ 

While we are still

Hiding from Covid-19…

My Fairie Child

My Fairie Child

Maria Ní Mhurchú

My little one

Where did you go to

Disappear from me

And fly away 

To go to Tír na n-Óg 

On the wings of a snow white dove 

Where you left me hanging for so long

To a delicate silvery moon 🌙 

That lit up your wings of gossamer 

And pierced the turbulent dark night

Making shadows where I stand

Dreaming in the mist 

Either of Spring or Summer 

Every moment I’m awake…

These dreams go on forever

I walk across an empty land

My fairie- friend

Is this the place we loved

To take a candle

And light it

From a falling  star 🌟 

But I rely on you to come back

To come back to me

And rekindle my fire 🔥 

Or is this the end of everything

Can we go somewhere

Only we know

My fairie friend

Of yore  

Lockdown

Lockdown 

Maria Ní Mhurchú 

Isn’t it the weekend ?

And I’m wearing that new dress

I can’t afford 

Where do I go ? 

From the bedroom 

To the kitchen….

I reach out to hold you…

With tears in your eyes

You tell me you love 💘  me

More every day..  

You don’t have to say you love me

I’d walk thru fire 🔥 for you

Beautiful brown skin

With chocolate eyes

I adore 💗 you…

I can’t say goodbye to you

I just want to find my way back

To you

From the kitchen 

To the bedroom…

It Should Have Been You

It Should Have Been You 

Maria Ní Mhurchú

It should have been you

When I create a new piece

You’re my muse

The Michelangelo

Of my caged heart ❤  

I lost you to my dreams

Twenty years ago

You showered me with attention

And I was shy

So I let you go

My only ♥ intention

Was to love 💘 you

Now I’m knocking at your door again

I never got over you

To tell you the truth

Tell me the truth

And don’t break my heart

Into smithereens 

Once again

Open your eyes and your ears

Twenty twenty

Clear vision…

I haven’t felt this way

Since the day

You left me.  

Will you cocoon with me ?

After all

You’re the architect of my life

And I need you now 🎶 

After all

It could have been you

It should have been you

It would have been you…

Yes. 

It should have been you. 

6th May 2020