|Donal Óg (Young Donal)|
|by Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory|
Translated from an anonymous eighth-century Irish poem
You have taken the east from me; you have taken the west from me;
you have taken what is before me and what is behind me;
you have taken the moon, you have taken the sun from me;
and my fear is great that you have taken the Spirit from me!
I have been blogging and writing articles on a daily basis now for almost five years. Almost all of the the time I write about major events in my country Ireland and in the rest of the world. Now I am putting a simple blog together about my son Colm. I have been blessed with this beautiful boy, who will be three on the fourth of May. After making most of the mistakes it is possible to make in lifetime and missing my other children desperately, for once in my life I can say I have been a good father.
Colm was taken from me by his mother, despite having a peaceful home without arguments or any indication she was leaving. Colm had a really good home that was loving caring and nurturing. Colm has been missing for over a month and is now in another country with his Mum and her boyfriend, without my permission or knowledge of which country he is actually in. Colm has an Irish passport and I am legally registered as his Father. I have been the principal carer from nine in the morning until eleven at night for quite sometime, while his Mum was working.
Colm trusts me to protect him, especially when he is scared. Because Colm carries an Irish passport and was removed from our home without my knowledge and brought to another country without my permission, I am within my rights to prosecute for kidnap but have been advised by a good friend against it. This blog is a record of this fact and of the fact that Colm is my heart and the only human being I have been strong enough and wise enough to love unconditionally in the way my heart has always wanted to love all of my children.
Anyone reading this and is aware of Colm's wherabouts currently, please convey the content of this blog and the deep love of his father to him - brian clarke