SINEAD O’Connor recently revealed a poem written by her son Shane as her “highlight” for 2021.
The singer shared a “beautiful” verse just before Christmas, just a few weeks ago The tragic death of a 17-year-old girl.
Sharing with fans on December 21, she wrote: “My favorite thing about 2021 is that my 17 year old son Shane O’Connor wrote this beautiful poem.
“At 6/8 tempo.”
The poem has a passage: “Blood never runs out. The failure of a man. Is picking up a knife as fast as a pen. How many more human lives must go through”.
“For the freedom of my rooster and the love of my hen.
“Would you swap places for a misfit if the birds of December became the birds of June.”
It goes on to add: “You’ll go to old places just to make them look new or take memories with you when out of sight.
“I say that you give up all you have and what you have left, you still rejoice.”
Just three weeks later, Sinead shared the news of her son’s tragic death, describing him as “the light of my life”.
‘NOW WITH GOD’
“May he rest in peace and no one will follow his example. My child. I love you very much. Please rest in peace.”
Police have launched a desperate search for Shane O’Connor, who has been missing since Thursday in Tallaght, Dublin.
His mother, who has three other children, begged him to go to the police himself and not cause any harm to herself.
And since then, she’s closed Tallaght Hospital, in Dublin, for not doing more for struggling teenagers.
She said: “How could a traumatized seventeen-year-old, who was on suicide watch, from Lynn Ward of Tallaght Hospital go missing???
“The hospital has, of course, never taken any responsibility. Did something happen to my son on their watch? Lawsuits. ”
Singer threatens to sue the hospital if anything indicates that they may have prevented his tragic death.
In a statement, the hospital said: “HSE is unable to comment on individual cases where doing so may disclose information regarding identifiable individuals, in violation of its ethical requirements. for us to comply with our confidentiality obligations.”
Police today confirmed news of Shane’s death, with a spokesman saying: “Following the recovery of a body in the Bray area of Wicklow on Friday, 7 January 2022, an appeal has been filed. The missing person report involving 17-year-old Shane O’Connor has been taken down.”
Since then, tributes have been paid to the teenager, with condolences sent to his heartbroken mother.
TV presenter Muireann O’Connell tweeted: “I am deeply sorry for your tragic loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.”
Former Pogues member Cait O’Riordan tweeted: “I’m so sorry Sinead”.
Shane MacGowan said: “He’s a nice guy and I love him. I pray that he may rest in peace and also connect with you. “
Victoria Mary Clarke added: “So very sorry.”
Actress Angeline Ball wrote: “So sorry to hear of your loss.”
Norah Casey said: “Sending strength and heartfelt sympathy to you Sinead – no words can soothe your broken heart – will light a candle for your lovely son Shane – may he be well rest in peace”.
Alison Curtis wrote: “Heartbroken for Sinead O’Connor and her family.”
TD Ruth Coppinger said: “It is extremely painful and horrible for Sinead O’Connor and Donal Lunny to have to go through the loss of their son in this way.”
Host Anna Daly said: “It hurts to read your tweets Sinead.”
Shane is the son of Sinead and musician Donal Lunny, and Sinead and Donal split up shortly after Shane’s arrival.
The singer has been married four times and has four children.
YOU’RE NOT ALONE
Every 90 minutes in the UK, a life is lost to suicide.
It’s non-discriminatory, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers. football.
It is the leading killer of people under the age of 35, killing more people than cancer and car accidents.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
It is rarely talked about, however, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and pay attention now.
The goal is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness, and breaking down barriers people face when it comes to their mental health, we can all do our best to help. save.
Let’s all pray for help when we need it, and listen to others… You’re not alone.
If you, or anyone you know, need help dealing with mental health issues, the following organizations will provide support:
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