(By Siân Houghton)
Rachel said there is a place
Where you can share your heart
She said you are welcome
From the very start

She said they are strong and kind
They are full of love and care
They take you in to their lives
And you know you are safe there

They share with you their inner thoughts
Those who have suffered so much
Yet they reach out to others
With a loving touch

They wrap you in their tenderness
Your pain they know inside
But it’s ok to bare your sorrow
You don’t need to hide

The warmth within these friends
Helps you to feel at home
From the very start
You know you’re not alone

These awesome people give to you
Compassion and their love
They honour each and every
Angel up above

So to my FOSL family
I need you to know
That I carry a little piece of you
Everywhere I go

These warriors in life
Are brave and they are strong
They have taken me into their hearts
I’m so grateful I belong

So here I am across the pond
But a smile is on my face
Because I am the lucky one
To have found this beautiful place


  • Aisling Lyons says:

    Sian what a beautiful heartfelt poem. We are the lucky ones to have met such a lovely person as yourself and we feel honoured you have shared your great loss and your story with us. Sending you lots of hugs from Ireland. Keep up your fantastic spirit that shines through for all to see. ❤

  • Mrs Jane Spong says:

    Beautifully written Sian. Sending love across the pond to a beautiful soul x

  • Vera says:

    Beautiful poem Sian . We are privileged to have met you and Rachel. Thank you for sharing. See you soon.

  • Hilary Shale says:

    So beautiful, brought me to tears .words touch you and hepl you realise some else feels how you do but carnt always explain or discripe yourself. Very touching.

  • Trevor Davenport says:

    Just beautiful, enough said… xx 😢💔

  • Annette Covey says:

    Sian your poem so beautifully conveys the love and support FOSL have reached out and provided by bringing those of us bereaved together. Beautiful poem about being part of the FOSL family wherever you are in the world, which in my case is in England. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🕯💚💜

  • Mary says:

    That’s so beautiful, thank you for your lovely words from the heart X ❤

  • Rachel says:

    That’s a very special poem Sian, thank you once again for your heartfelt thoughts xx

  • Maureen Slough Barry says:

    Wow, such beautiful touching words ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🇨🇮🍀🇨🇮🍀🇨🇮🍀🇨🇮
    I’m feeling emotional after reading.

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