Thank God ‘Home Alone’ was made in 1990
or else Kevin would be eating the Tide he bought
while his parents’ items were sought
by two incompetent thieves!
Generation Y kept the change
while on the way to Deansgrange
I anticipated the childhood experiences I never had then!
Buses to Belfast, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire
while the rest of the country got lairy
I watched a Christmas Classic!
Now it’s almost 2019
it’s Uber’s time
to get me on my way back
negotiating freezing fog to be home alone!
He who rides a tiger is scared to dismount!
Not like the fear I had driving to Aughabrack via Feeny
trundling up the hills on the road from Moneymeaney
until I approached the crossroads dissecting the Park to Dungiven road!
Heading to Aughabrack I noticed ‘Road Ahead Closed’ signs
the road towards Plumbridge was closed!
Mrs. Kerlin said it’s due to a stretch of road being widened!
Blade heading towards Plumbridge showed me a detour
where I nearly drove into a hole on the right-hand road edge!
But I got over safe thanks to that Angel sent from Heaven!
Drove back home via Greencastle
nearly missing a sharp turn and almost into a side road
as well as nearly witnessing a collision at Kildress!
“Holy Jesus! Thon’s some journey!”
We fight to defend faith
not any bricks-and-mortar institution!
Just the teachings and way of life
which our forefathers fought for!
Many mistakes were made along the way;
making the East Western for one!
But now the West is becoming Eastern!
We can no longer fight among ourselves
in our man-made blockades of orange and green!
We have some common ground,
our values attacked on all fronts
in the name of Science, Yahweh and Allah!
Together, however, we shall prevail!
The Old Cross of Ardboe
constitutionally claimed by Moortown!
Mum’s parents are buried there
paying my due respects at the graveyard mass there
networking with my relatives!
Watching the kids by the graves
seeing one little boy from Ballinderry doing the Sturridge Dance
while the Priests talked about the Martyrs!
Childer never had any respect,
but now it’s taken to hyperbole!
Had to hold back my wondering about our society
leading to a situation where anything goes!
Now we have to bless the Sturridge Dance
the green and pleasant land still holds sway!
Disney Fangirls talk of letting go!
Spoiled Pink Princesses at Charles de Gaule Airport,
Their flight back home was cancelled the day before!
“I was supposed to go to School today!”
The Mum and the Gran carrying toys galore!
It wasn’t frozen in the UK,
we were given fog instead!
Flights delayed and rearranged!
Musical chairs with departure gates!
The Government is taking us for a ride,
with the spraying of areal chemicals!
Above us only Sky?