Philomena The Wife Of John Cronin

Poem By Francis Duggan

The eldest of the family of the now deceased Jer and Mary Long
Philomena the wife of John Cronin of Caherbarnagh is still going strong
In her early seventies young at heart she does remain
The great love of life Philomena retain

A mother and grandmother with a heart of gold
People like Philomena never feel old
In her John Cronin found his soulmate in life
Devoted to her family and a wonderful wife

Time as is said becomes everyone's foe
The Long Family left Annagloor many Seasons ago
But time in the memory seems to stand still
Of when they lived in the green Townland in view of Clara Hill

Philomena she does have a charm of her own
And for her kindness and her compassionate ways she is known
A former pupil of the Presentation Convent of Millstreet
As nice a person as one could wish for to meet.

By the cottage she was born and raised in at Annagloor the river from Kippagh does flow
In the flat and green fields of the rook and gray crow
But Philomena she live in Caherbarnagh today
And in mind and of heart ever young she does stay.

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