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Fast Forward

written by: Patrick Doran


Looking at old home movies
recorded on tape,
everyone is looking healthy
and in great shape.

Fast forward the years
and not many remain
and those who do
spend their days in pain.

Forever beautiful
on a television screen
their lives never turned out
like they dreamed.

One after another
they saw loved ones depart
and each time it broke
another piece of their heart.

They would say a prayer
for them to rest in peace
but wishing they could rewind
and stick back the pieces.

Patrick Doran

Patrick Doran

Pat Doran was a truck driver for over thirty years. He found himself used to the solitude of the open roads and the long hours. During these years he would think up little stories and often poems to help pass away the time. Then after an illness which prevented him from working he started to write his thoughts and ideas down. Two years later he has published three books of poetry, The 50 Year Old Poet, Gentle Soul and most recently Beautiful Sky. As well as writing his fourth collection he's currently working on a book of short stories. Pat lives in Enniscorthy which is situated in the south east of Ireland.
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