Last Call for Youghal – All Aboard ! I remember when I was very small We used to go down to Youghal We would travel there by train In Summer sunshine and showers of rain About the weather we didn’t care As long as the train got us there Those carriages with those compartments And […]Read more "Last Call for Youghal – All Aboard !"
Stolen Friends and Broken Hearts They crawl from town to town like sneaking rats In their hi-ace vans, stealing dogs and cats Waiting for the chance to meet In a garden or in the street Some poor unsuspecting dog left unsupervised Their trade in misery is to be despised For the loving owners they just […]Read more "Stolen Friends and Broken Hearts."
Grasping at Shadows.. Come on over here and sit for awhile It’s been some time. I’ve missed your gentle smile Tell me all that has happened since I saw you last And I’ll tell you some stories from the distant past Some days they seem like dreams, not real at all Like long forgotten memories, […]Read more "Grasping at Shadows."
Shattered Memories Shattered remnants of a half remembered dream From a different reality, yet so real they seem Like faded voices on the breeze Haunted echoes of forgotten memories Those half forgotten memories Reach out to grasp and seize In a vain attempt to have us believe But serve only to confuse […]Read more "Shattered Memories."
Ode to Jack Charlton Let’s hear it for Jack the lad The best manager we ever had He was blunt and opinionated that was for sure But at least our footballers knew how to score He was the boss, he suffered no fools To earn your place, you played by his rules No time […]Read more "Ode to Jack Charlton."
I am Ériu. There was a time when the gods walked this land Against whom, no mortal man could stand When even the bravest warrior, would tremble at my name Bards and poets would proclaim my fame Honoured in music, song and dance Queens envied my beauty, Kings feared my glance And the Druids […]Read more "I am ÉRIU."
Troubled Times. On the darkest night You held me tight From the very start You held my heart Through troubled times and raging storm You kept me calm, safe and warm A sanctuary for my fragile soul My sorrow and fears you did console Gently you held my hand And helped me to […]Read more "Troubled Times."
Tomorrow Is Another Day. I stare at this blank page from a restless mind Waiting for the faintest inspiration, a hint of some kind Some days the words come so easily The images so vibrant, I can clearly see Others days, they will not reveal themselves and hide Lurking on the edges, refusing to […]Read more "Tomorrow Is Another Day."
A Day Dreamer’s Diary I remember when I was young and so naive There was no limit to what I would believe There were so many things I wanted to be In my vivid imagination I could clearly see Star trekking with Captain Kirk and the Enterprise Exploring worlds of danger, excitement and […]Read more "A Day Dreamer’s Diary."
The Dancer. A house full of memories and echoes of the past The fading sunlight, shadows on the ceiling cast Frozen moments caught in time and space Of another time another place Silence now echoes down the hall A grandfather clock stands proud and tall A sentinel standing guard for a century A silent […]Read more "The Dancer."