Category Archives: Ireland

Take It To The Limit (5Km)

Travel restrictions, don’t make my day

I must be creative, having only 5k

A walk on the pier

That I value so dear

Tangy air to breathe, by deep blue bay

Into the Blue

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Hugs and Kisses

The virus aimed, and did hardly miss

Cost a heavy price, with no hug or kiss

We will prevail

To tell the tale

Of being with loved ones, oh what bliss

Up. up and away...

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Come On, Mick

Just got the news, that a good friend is sick

The virus came silently, and hit him quick

Always first to assist

He’ll fight and resist

To beat this menace, now Come on, Mick!

Joker's Chair
Your chair awaits!

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Philo – King of Dublin

We were dancing in the moonlight, when the news came through

Don’t believe a word, said someone, but our mood was blue

No more boy in town

The sun goes down

Hey, turn up the music, and do anything you want to

The Rocker

Dedicated to Phil Lynott who sadly left us on 4th January 1986

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Walk On

A bumping of elbows, done with a smile

Long time, no see, but it’s all worthwhile

To meet in the flesh

Much better than texts

We laugh out loud, and walk a friendly mile

Walk On….Into the Blue

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New Year Dream

The rain is falling, it’s hard and cold

New Year is coming, better than old

Let it ease the pain

Some normality again

To this recurring dream, I firmly hold

Blue skies ahead…

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HAPPY Christmas

H ave a good one, the best that you can

A break is needed, by every woman and man

P eace and love y’all

P lease do not fall

Y es, and stay focused, that must be the plan

Into the light

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Christmas Wish

Christmas is coming, but not as before

The virus has hurt, right to the core

Stay strong and true

We must get through

To better times, for us to explore

So much more to see and do…

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Vacs a lot!

The best Christmas gift, there’s ever been

A working drug, to beat C-nineteen

Let’s get this done

So that everyone

Can be thankful for, the new vaccine

Let’s get needling

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Jonathan Swift – A Wordy Man

A writer of letters, was St Patrick’s famed Dean

And of poetry, pamphlets, you know what I mean

His Letter from a Drapier

Like the blade of a rapier

Cut to the bone, as he vented his spleen

Gulliver's chillin'

Lemuel Gulliver – float on!

His most famous work was Gulliver’s Travels

To Lilliput, Laputa and many, crazy hassles

The Yahoos were crude

Oh how he was screwed

Gotta go now, can’t be somebody’s vassal

Jonathan Swift - wit, poet and Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral

Jonathan Swift – wit, poet and Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral

Late in his life, Frideric Handel came to find

Musicians and singers, of a very special kind

His Messiah was a treat

Swift tapping his feet

At the feast of music, for body and mind

Messiah – 13 April 2007

Writing clever satire, now there’s the rub

None better however, than A Tale of a Tub

Stylistically inventive

Now, please be attentive

For after all is considered, he’s a real Dub!

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Dedicated to Jonathan Swift who was born on 30th November 1667

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