Irene Mooney

She danced on the stage of life, she sang in the spotlight and cried in the wings.
Comedy, tragedy and drama were hers, and sweet romance too came to sing.

Content with a supporting role, she let the leading man shine,
Family and friends were there to prompt when she forgot a line.

“I’ve loved every part I have played” she says, “some easy, some hard, few regrets.
The theatre of life has been good to me, and the third act has gifts for me yet”.

When the music of life stops playing, her daughter, a star of renown,
Has promised a standing ovation, when the final curtain comes down.


Irene Mooney is a local artist and poet who lives in Daylesford.