Mom’s Poetry

  • Mom’s Poetry


    by Kathleen Dunleavy

    • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(Color)
    • Pages: 74 Pages
    • Size: 6×9


    This is a mother writing about the people and major events in her life. The book began as a legacy for my children with prayer-poems which I have been writing for twenty years for my family’s prayer-before-dinner each Thanksgiving. Each family member has a verse written about their year. On 9/11, I was working at New York-Presbyterian Hospital when the Towers were hit and my staff hurriedly prepared our Intensive Care Unit to receive victims. The horrible event resulted in the writing of a passionate poem which also is included. The deaths of three family members resulted in the writing of three elegies and a troubled period of life resulted in a lengthy passionate work. Spirituality and family history are the primary themes of the book. The book follows an enlarging family as it has grown and developed over twenty years. A number of works are devoted to solemn subjects, reflecting spirituality. There are a total of 22 poems. The poems are diverse, many are solemn, some are sacred, two are passionate and the Thanksgiving verses are true-to-life.

    About the Author
    Kathleen Madden Dunleavy is a retired widow who is a graduate of The Catholic University of America’s undergraduate Nursing program, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Graduate School of Education, and The University of Phoenix’s Graduate School of Nursing. Kathleen is a mother of four, grandmother of eleven, and great-grandmother of a baby boy. Her primary interests are her family, children, reading, writing, gardening, music, spirituality, helping others and friends. Kathleen’s professional career was in Nursing. She was employed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for over forty years in the fields of Neurology and Neurosurgery. While at NYPH, she was also an active participant on the Organ Donor Council, the Pastoral Care Advisory Board. and the Medical Ethics Committee. She is also an accomplished pianist and organist.

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