In memory of my younger brother Bryan (Gerry) Grehan – (4th July 1950-17th March 2021).
Osiris, brother, guardian of denial,
Lover of all virtue and of fun,
My greatest joy is when with you a while
I tarry when the morn has just begun.
With bacon, eggs and toast we greet the day,
Drink coffee and review the world’s affairs,
Or grill a barbecue beside the bay,
Forgetting for an hour or more life’s cares.
You joke and laugh and wryly sum men’s follies.
You tell me that my company’s a joy.
Yours is, too, dear brother. All my worries
Fly when you are with me, dearest boy.
What will I do, Osiris, if you leave me?
As Isis grieved, your leaving too would grieve me.