Thursday, August 26, 2010
The Futility of War
Grace became the nanny for
The parents led chaotic lives
Busy sealing business deals
The kids ran wild with Grace, whose nerves
They'd try their best to leave a room
The plethora of crackers placed
Something snapped inside her head.
She started throwing bread at them.
So they threw jam and Parma ham
They'll improvise and try to use
Grace fought back by throwing books
The war went on till lunch was served.
When they surveyed the mess they'd made
Carpets, curtains, rugs and walls
Chairs had suffered injuries.
Sam and Sue agreed with Grace
They signed their names to seal the peace,
Many weeks went by before
(Another change: I'll be updating this site every three weeks from now on).
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Come back next week
I've decided to update this site once every two weeks instead of every week.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Breakfast in Bed
Benjamin's bed was a massive four-poster
Stacks of rice biscuits and fresh macaroons,
Small tins of tuna and bags of sultanas,
A suitcase with cake tins and moulds used for jelly,
There wasn't much hope that he'd ever get thinner
Cornflakes were mixed with homemade mayonnaise,
He did a good job at transforming his life.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Why Esther likes to stand
The setting sun adorned the bay
I'd only known her for a week.
She joined me for a cup of tea
Before I left to flaunt my pose
A story trapped inside her mind,
She said she'd wait until she felt
She'd summon me to her abode.
I typed as she described the scene:
This couple were two apple trees
Esther claimed to be the child
She'll stand for weeks on orchard paths
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
Kevin Myers' blog (sorry, Colonel Kevin Myers).
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A Walk in the Rain
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