My Peace Within Time

by Elaine Foley

My peace tastes like the first bite of a sweet green apple
My peace looks like an early morning sun rise at the start of summer
My peace smells like the pine of a forest being carried by the wind
My peace feels like a cool breeze on an autumn day
My peace sounds like water flowing down a stream
My peace is most at home when I remember all the moments within time where I felt hope and happiness.

Written as part of Poetry as Commemoration workshops for Transition Years led by Terry McDonagh and Mary Melvin Geoghegan in Castlerea Community School, Roscommon, in  October 2023.