Paddy\'s Last Voyage


With a hint of hesitation, the adult children throw my ashes over the Hamilton Fish Bridge
A downstream and eerie wind swiftly catches and scatters me across the Hudson River

To the right, I catch a glimpse of the historical West Point Academy, where generals once marched as bright eyed cadets
To the left, I take heed of the Goat Trail, zigzagging around the steep, rocky slopes of Anthony's Nose

Floating down river, I sneak one last peek at the New York city skyline
Like a lost sediment, I am then engulfed by the Atlantic Ocean

Passing a variety of drunken vessels, I drift thousands of miles to the coast of Ireland
Gracefully, ending my voyage where it all began

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Key Words : death, family, Ireland

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