Thursday, June 29, 2006
Rock and Roll Gardening
My old shoes caked with mud and dirt,
To make up for the swearing at
My shades determine what I see,
I threw a whiskey bottle too.
But it's not the same as on the stage
Not that I was in a band,
Somewhere between rock and roll
And making gardens shout and yell,
Thursday, June 22, 2006
My Pony Doesn't Like You
My pony doesn't like you.
My pony is upset because
The crutch is just for sympathy.
My pony met Napoleon.
My pony says Napoleon
My pony went for walks
She was looking for her purse.
So they searched the sand with her,
And one was eating paper.
They found her bright red purse.
She took a whistle from it,
She said, "I always lose them.
"Our bus will take us home now,
"We might still change our minds,
She said goodbye and hoped they'd meet
My pony's slightly overweight.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Her headlock in hockey was feared and dreaded.
On all fields of play she was dreaded and feared.
But now ten years later she's quieter than water.
She wears dungarees and she sees only beauty.
Who lives with a smile and a laugh in her voice.
And always forgiving the ones who make fun
That hedgehogs can kill a small horse or a cow.
Or you might be hit on the head with a shoe.
So don't mention hedgehogs and what they can kill,
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Charlie and the Thief
He talks a lot, he sings a lot,
He falls asleep and snores.
He wakes and talks and sings and says,
"I'm wearing new plus-fours."
But no, he's not. His new plus-fours
Were stolen while he slept.
All this says about the thief
Is that he is adept.
And he's very, very strange.
Very strange indeed.
It's not something you'd put down to
A need for cash or greed.
Charlie says, "I'm outraged by..."
And falls asleep again.
When he wakes the thief has taken
His tartan biscuit tin.
The tin is where he kept his hair
When he didn't use it.
He kept his beard in there as well,
So he wouldn't lose it.
All this says about Charlie
Is that he's very strange.
A broken cuckoo clock
Is where he keeps his change.
He needs to wear his beard right now
To catch the thief, his bane.
He needs his thinking beard to plan,
And hair to warm his brain.
He walks around the room in thought.
He's lost without his beard.
This sad eventuality
Is what he always feared.
He tries to use his dog
To replace his facial hair.
But neither of them like it,
And so his face stays bare.
He sleeps and steps into a dream,
Where he hopes to solve this case.
But he only dreams about his dog
Held up to his face.
When he wakes his watch is gone,
But sunlight fills his head.
The thief has left a gift-wrapped
Brandy bottle there instead.
The bottle's full, and Charlie smiles.
The brandy isn't fake.
He makes a toast to a thief
Who'll give as well as take.
He holds his glass up to the light,
Forgets his biscuit tin.
With both eyes closed he takes a sip
And falls asleep again.
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Thursday, June 01, 2006
Daisies on the meadow green.
At one with nature, harmony.
I say hello to creatures great
I listen to the song of streams,
I kneel with heart and soul re-filled,
Very Slight Stories
The East Cork Patents Office
The Tree and the Horse
Words are my favourite noises
Poems from 2004
Poems from 2005
The Dossing Times
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