Sister Malachy

‘Penny for the Black Babies’
We thought we were giving
And getting Grace

Sweet Sister Malachy
Small and frail and full of Faith
Led us gently to her conclusion

Innocence flooded the room
Not only us High Babies
But her as well

Only when we grew up
Did we see differently
What it was

I wonder if she ever grew up
Or was she always a child
A White Baby
Martin Swords
November 2014