A PALE WINTER’S SUN A pale winter’s sun casts long shadows Over stone walled fields of cairns and barrows The air from my breath turns to mist so fine I shiver, as if a freezing finger runs up my spine Like an ice cold finger of an ancestor long dead I feel their presence inside […]Read more "A Pale Winter’s Sun."
Boris and the Brexit Blues. Have you heard the latest news About Boris and the Brexit blues A “No deal “ Brexit is on the way We should have known it from the very first day The Brits had always intended to walk No sincerity. No substance. All talk No qualms about breaking international laws […]Read more "Boris and the Brexit Blues."
Away to the Wild Places Our times has come, there is no turning All around us, the world is burning The gates of the asylum have been thrown wide open The walls between sanity and the insane have been broken Crumbling and tumbling to the ground Common sense can no longer be found Our responsibilities […]Read more "Away to the Wild Places."
The Shining Ones. The Iron mountain stands mysterious and aloof With banks of cloud across it’s hidden roof Like ghostly tendrils they seem to reach Where no mortal eye can breach As if paying homage to Gods of old In the myths and the legends that are still told Of heroes and warriors, battles and […]Read more "The Shining Ones."
2020 – A Strange Year. Well here we are, it’s been a strange year With Covid -19 still causing panic and fear With so many deaths So much sorrow and regrets Life will never be the same Until this pandemic we can tame Tough decisions we will have to take And many a sacrifice we […]Read more "2020 – A Strange Year."
The Fallen Leader A few armed men lay in wait They were tired of waiting, it was getting late As they peered from behind a road blockade Their deadly plans had been carefully made A motorcycle scout could be seen from afar A crossley tender and an armoured car A touring car with the Big […]Read more "The Fallen Leader."
Fernando’s Pizzeria and Takeaway If you’re really feeling hungry and are wondering what to eat Call to Fernando’s in Riverstown, for that special treat Where the best Italian pizzas can be found So good that people come from miles around There are even rumours that aliens have been seen Strange lights in the sky there […]Read more "Fernando’s Pizzeria and Takeaway."
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."