This is a poem is a tribute to the men who fought and died in WW1 and war in general. To the ordinary men for their bravery and sacrifice. Just Another Pawn A blackbird’s song A plaintiff cry The Angels weep in a blood red sky A moment of beauty in this wretched place A lonely […]Read more "Just Another Pawn."
This is a poem about my native city. Cork city in Ireland. Locals or anyone who knows or has been to Cork, will appreciate this. The Centre of the universe. In my dreams, I often go To where the waters of the river flow To the place I was born by the river Lee […]Read more "The Centre of the Universe."
One of my very first poems… We Have Forgotten. In a Cathedral Forest, in a sacred place Far away from the human race Trees whisper in a language long forgotten Now abandoned and betrayed by men The Rivers sigh but we do not listen In our arrogance we have forgotten Who and What we are. […]Read more "We Have Forgotten."
This is just a tongue in cheek look at poetry. I still rarely read poetry or listen to recitals. My influence comes more from lyrics of songs of song writers like Dan Fogelberg , Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot and Chris De Burgh. Artist who paint a picture in your mind when you listen to their […]Read more "The Fool in the School."
One of my very first poems. again it doesn’t rhyme or follow my normal format, but I like it as it expresses my feeling of joy and exuberance at the time. STORM DANCER Just back from a walk,one happy dog and re invigorated man! a gale force,stormy day where the wind blows the cobwebs of the mind […]Read more "Storm Dancer."
The Invisible Man A crow takes flight with a loud cry Dark shadows circle against a leaden sky A bitter cold wind bites both man and beast From faraway lands in the frozen North-East A warning of more severe weather on the way On a grey and sullen, cold winter’s day Huddled and shivering […]Read more "The Invisible Man."
Socks and little things that annoy my wife The wife was complaining about me smelly old feet “Sure you’d disgrace me if they found you dead in the street” I take a shower once a week whether I need one or not But my wife thinks I’m mad and losing the plot Sure I’m […]Read more "Socks and little things that annoy my Wife."