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Saol Project

Mission Statement
Saol is a community project focused on improving the lives of women affected by addiction and poverty

Vision Statement
Saol is working towards transforming the way in which Ireland responds to addiction and poverty.

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"F R A G I L E"

You were fragile...Then,...

After you shattered.

They put you back together, ...

Not understanding .....

You were not perfect.


Some worried a little....,

A lot, ...did not care!

For they were the ones....,

Who feed on the fragility, 

Of open wounds......


Grateful for second chances,

You tried, ... to close the cracks.

As you mended one..........

They would kick open, another ___. wore a mask.

It was good...., it fooled most....!?

Your children were joyous!

Those who cared....satisfied ____.

Those who kicked.......set back.


Yes, you were persuasive.

Fooling ____ most.

But the one who mattered most,,,,

The important one.....,



Life descended on you again.

With all its harsh demands.....

Battling on....for you cared a lot

For those who cared for you.

Perhaps you could see,

(as only you knew your own strength)

The cracks were opening ....!


In your screamed .....

For help!

Too ashamed to ask the caring ....

Too proud to ask the scorned.

You feld alone again....for...

You were alone.


I sat and watched you.

alone, your silent pain.

Shadows passed across your face,

As if you remembered a past...,

Terrified, ... behind your mask.


I was helpless to help you.

Hopeless to save you....

Proud of your bravery....

But as were fragile.

Sadly, ...I wait for you.


Susan Kearney.


Susan is a member of SAOL.  She writes poetry as a tool for handling life's difficult issues.  She loves learning and developing through education.  Her passions cerntre around her children, her books and her music.

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