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“I remember every little thing as if it happened yesterday … “

Frustration. Frustration of living in a country where the sun is a hot commodity (pun intended), and those days are taken advantage of by the entire Irish population. Everyone emerges, to find a nice piece of grass or make a … Continue reading

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“i once wanted to become an atheist, but i gave up, they have no holidays”

itz nice to holiday and itz nice to leave your country and itz especially nice to leave Ireland come July. The weather here can be ‘iffy’ and come the summer one is bored with the cultural war waged on our … Continue reading

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“Death was in the atmosphere. Only the yellow weeds in the meadow were excited by living.”

“Oh to be in Doonaree, with the sweetheart I once knew To stroll in the shade of the leafy glade where the rhododendrons grew To sit with my love on the bridge above, the rippling waterfall To go back home, … Continue reading

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“. . . but! i don’t want comfort! I WANT GOD! i want poetry, i want danger, i want freedom, i want goodness, i want sin . . .”

I remember the day Nelson Mandela was released from prison, I think it was the weekend and for sure I was in my Grand Uncle’s house just two minutes from where I lived.  It was a sunnie day in Cavan and … Continue reading

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The Chain of Wedlock is so Heavy that it takes Two to Carry it – Sometimes Three

i woke up slightly hungover on the day i was to marry, and was nervous as my life would change that Thursday, either for the good or for the bad and eyem happie to type that it turned out just … Continue reading

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It is harder to fight against pleasure than against anger.

“. . . There’s a battle outside and it’s ragin’, it’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls, For the Times they are a’Changin . . . ” . . . wrote Blind Boy Grunt sometime in Autumn sixtie … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time . . .

I look though the glass to our green garden and itz orange flowers and remember living elsewhere, another time another place i guess, and i find eyem surprised as to how i came to reside inna jazzy house with two … Continue reading

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ekhm! . . . the dog days are over . . .

what did we do wrong? . . . . . is what eyem asking myself these days as we contemplate the loss of Delaney to another family on the far side of the city, who may love her, and cherish … Continue reading

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In Ireland to be a realist, you must believe in miracles . . . *

the fence of progress fenced them in and wuddint allow them go no further so they obediently followed me by the sidewalk, east, toward the parkland and . . . i was surprised. *paraphrasing David Ben – Gurion

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Ireland 2.0

i wondered when i was young how Germans could go along with the Nazis and now i wonder no more. . . . tonight i saw the crowd, the gang, the oppressed and their enthusiasm spilling onto the warm Dublin streets … Continue reading

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