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There’s No Such Thing As Can’t

In honour of Josephine O'toole
nan poem

There’s No Such Thing As Can’t

A teacher, philosopher a talker of all
Full of wisdom for even more
Untouchable with a mind that can do
Is this real? this person of overwhelming chore.

Stories of old, history to be told
Excitement, smiles and everlasting hold.

Passing on
Everything needed for a new journey to be told

‘Tell me again’
Get the job done and don’t pretend.

Talking me through the jobs to be done
Hoovering
Polishing
Dishes
Gardening
Shopping
Reading
Pop to the shops
All while singing a merry song.

‘I can’t do it’
Trying to pretend

She pointed the finger and glared again

“There’s no such thing as can’t”
She would repent.

A life lesson learnt until the very end.

Passing on the message still
Through my eyes the letter spent
As my children spill
A defiance dent.

Unknowing until time is old
A paradox the future holds.

A beautiful poetic woman
My nan
Josephine O’Toole.

———-
Photo by Cristian Newman

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