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Thread #142631   Message #3572801
Posted By: Amergin
04-Nov-13 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
it is interesting....the other day, I was on a friend's fb page....local Irish musician Colleen Raney. A friend of hers was talking about how her best friend's son was killed...a week after his 32nd birthday. he was a popular man. He was the bass player, a vocalist, and songwriter of a popular Irish band called the Calvinist Band. He was killed in a car wreck in Bantry, Cork. His organs helped 9 people...including his heart which was flown to Dublin. Her story inspired me....and so I asked for more information, explaining what I do....and I ended up writing a poem....

I showed it to her...and she loved it...showed it to his mum...and showed it to his bandmates...who all posted it on various fb pages...and so it's been going around Ireland. I made a video of me reading it...the poem references the Memphis Belle which was the focus of one of their songs...the video has also making it's rounds...

I've had many people thank me...including the mum...and it just blows me away, that my words can make a difference in their time of grief....I had not heard of Taidhg Burke Neff before his story was mentioned on fb. so my words have filled the sails for a family (and friends and fans) I never met...I am astounded....

Taidhg Burke Neff-The Lost Calvinist