Samhain 2015: Creative writing
A double celebration
My brother and Samhain
Celebrated their birthdays together.
Did he come with the siogs
Or was it the puca?
Oh! We had a party for him!
Some ducking for apples,
Some snapping at apples
Some fortune telling
And, finally the barm brack
Dotted with candles
The boy in the hospital bed
The little boy lay in the bed in the hospital ward
He was in a coma
His mother rushed out the corridor
Which smelt of lysol and polish.
The nuns on Temple Street glided serenely by
She was wearing a blue dress with white swallows on it
She rushed into the ward and over to her sons bedside
She leaned over to stroke his forehead
The blue dress with the white swallows seems to envelope the bed
Suddenly his eyes opened
He stared at the blue dress with the white swallows
After a few very long seconds he looked up at his mother’s face and said nice dress mam