Oujournalist’s Blog

The blog of a freelancing journalist in Arizona

Who am I? May 17, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Candace Hughes @ 3:13 pm

I used to find out through other people

I had fun going along for the ride

Never did I ask questions

until one day I did

I said: “Why am I doing this?”

It’s because he told me to

Now he doesn’t remember what he said

or he doesn’t want to recall it

“Why did you go to Ireland?” he asked.

“Because I wanted to,” I said.

Now I live in the Aran Island cottage writing my memoir

Of what it’s like as the daughter of Irish immigrants

Used to being treated with disdain — no rights — just do what you’re told.

“You can change the road you’re on,” said the song.

It was fun to ride that ferry from the island back to the mainland.

I laughed as I almost lost my glasses in the crashing waves.

I took them off and when I put them back on they were like new.

Emerging wet, I said: “I went to Ireland because I wanted to.”The Cliffs of Moher


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