Poetry: Jim Cashman

‘Twas sad to read of the passing of Jim Cashman he died in Springwood New South Wales from Tullig far away
I remember him when i was a  young fellow he was then fast approaching his prime day
As a young man he was such a carefree person tall and  lean and lively on his feet
He and Fiona Hickey Duhallow’s finest rock ‘n’ rollers the dance craze they introduced  to Millstreet
The wanderlust was in the young Jim Cashman he left Tullig when he was in his prime
His journey took him far south to Australia where he married, raised his children and grew  old with wear of time
Fond memories of him do live on in Millstreet where he lived as a young man decades ago
But the biological clock does  ever keep on ticking and time does become everybody’s foe
How could one ever forget one like Jim Cashman in his young years quite a likeable young man
I knew him when i was a boy in Millstreet close to his prime  and  full of life’s elan
‘Tis sad to think that he is gone  forever but his fate will be all our fates one day
For after all we are born as mere mortals and time does not wait as  some are known to say
He showed them how  to rock ‘n’ roll in Millstreet lively on his feet he had the dancing skill
But sad to think he is at rest forever so far from his first home on Tullig Hill.

by Francis Duggan on Jim Cashman who passed away recently

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