An Tour Mór (Sonnet I wrote about driving across the Sperrins today)

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!”

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Why we fight (sonnet about the struggles of the modern Christian)

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!
Wholly intransigent!

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!

Blessing the Sturridge Dance (Sonnet)

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!

Letting Go (Sonnet about being in Charles de Gaule Airport 6 Months ago)

Disney Fangirls talk of letting go!

Spoiled Pink Princesses at Charles de Gaule Airport,

Liverpool Scallies!

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?

Are, right!

Our Society (Prose/Sonnet I have come up with)

Our Society doesn’t give a f**k!

Our Society was brought up not to give a f**k!

Our Society is encouraged by the Government not to give a f**k!

The TV and Newspapers ensure our Society doesn’t give a f**k!

The failure of our Church Leaders makes our Society not give a f**k!

 

Why do I give a f**k?

Because I take the road less traveled!

I believe only dead fish go with the flow!

I was brought up that way!

 

Rubbish on the pavement creates dependency on the State!

Discarded cigarette packs and pizza boxes engulf our small towns!

Our weekends are spent ensuring we don’t give a f**k!

But find problems rather than solutions?

That would mean having to give a f**k!