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Witch Wendy of the Wood and Grainne of the Geis

Part fairytale, part parody of Teresa May / Brexit, a poem for children about Witch Wendy who could neither stay or go without breaching geis, being mastered by Gráinne, a simple village girl, whose birth was foretold in curse of her dying grandmother.

Half the World

The crazed vanities of man Who cannot see all are the same Thinks the other the source of his ill That he …

Catalonia

Catalonia votes for independence. Spain will not allow it… why can Kosovo and Kuwait have freedom but not Catalonia and Kurdistan? Not …

Pride Blinds Men That See

In the Trumpian age, this verse of mine from seven years back or more is apt… Blind men with eyes that see …

How Lucky Are We

“Was it for this the Wild Geese fled?” Poor Irish – how lucky are we In these modern times, in our land …

Statues Fall

Freedoms cries brought the statues down The Reich lay in ruins as a new regime Promised freedom of a version of the …

No Horse Sense in Galway

The furore being kicked up over urban horses by supporters of Mike Cubbard a city council member rumbles on. Something of a …

Elegy for Fidel Castro

Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me. ~ Fidel Castro Source M.I.A. If not by man, who so often …

Best Move for Wrong Reasons

The markets are nervous of what will happen when Brexit, maybe Irexit worries the financial men Who amble and gamble and even …

Death Comes Calling

Chicken Little of the modern age “The sky is falling” the media rage They follow him through the darkest wood He knows …

Too Electable to Be Elected

Jeremy Corbyn is a real working class hero, who won’t blink unlike America’s Bernie Sanders. But the Tory machine, and their Fabian …

Rainbow Gone Red

In memory of and in solidarity with the victims of the PULSE nightclub shooting in Orlando. While its probably a lone wolf …

Myths of Ireland Present

No more we talk of the Tuatha De Dannan Or the Danish fort dwelling Aos Si No more of the Pooka or …

All Is Fair in the War of an Election

Background – James Bannon of Fine Gael in Longford got questioned today by Garda (police) about removing voting leaflets belonging to Sinn …

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