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land of forever youth part two

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land of forever youth part two

smiling with so much love 
he kissed her gently 
on the lips 
holding her 
in his arms 
as he was leaving 
blowing her a kiss 
promising to return shortly 
jumping on the white horse 
smiling waved to her 
heading across the sea 
to the land 
of his birth 

soon the white mares hooves 
touched upon Irish soil 
Oisin began to see 
how much the land 
with everything around 
it had changed 
all his family 
also his friends 
had passed away 

no longer was there 
a grand castle 
instead it was completely 
covered in ivy 
almost in ruins 
he was so caught up 
in his emotion 
with heavy feelings 
of grief deep down inside 
he forgot to care 
for the beautiful white horse 

in spite of her hunger and fatigue 
she continued to respond 
to her riders request 
with a sad and lead heavy heart 
he turned towards the sea 
to head back to his love 
in Tir Na Nog 

as he was approaching 
the sea 
he came across 
a group of men 
working in the fields 
as the mare reached the group 
in her fatigue 
she began to stumbling 
clipping her hooves of a stone 
he bent down 
to pick up a rock 
planning to take it with him 
to Tir Na Nog 
as a keepsake 
full sure it would help ease his sadness 

taking a little piece 
of his homeland 
back with him 
but as his hand 
grasped the stone 
loosing his balance 
falling to the ground 
within moments 
he began aging 300 years 
without her rider 
the horse reared 
on her two front legs 
rushed towards the ocean 
returning to Tir Na Nog 
to her beloved Niamh 

as the men in the fields 
they witnessed this 
their eyes wide with amazement 
at first they saw 
a young man 
before their eyes 
transforming growing older 
they also saw 
an old plow horse 
changing as it neared the sea 
into the most beautiful 
silver white mare 
that they had ever seen 

as the came men walked across 
to Oisin's aid 
they carried this 
a feeble white haired old man 
to St Patrick 
when Oisin met St Patrick 
he began telling him 
about his family and his Fianna friends 
whom had disappeared 
300 years before 

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  1. Date: 11/2/2013 8:00:00 AM
    - What a gorgeous poem this truly is Liam !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 9:44:00 PM
    St. Patrick was a very powerful man, xxx

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:13:00 PM
    you held me captive again through your words...loving this :)

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:09:00 PM
    How wonderful you penned this tale..going to part three