Just a Glimpse

What is the crux of the matter?In this world where words aboundFor a thought I’ll give you a shillingAnd for a deed at least one pound To know this, would be my pleasureHow it is our worth is measuredBecause my…

The Tree of Life

When you were young your tree was strongFor it had just been renewedAnd what is it, that your tree needs?Give it a daughter, or a son The tree is now under your careCan’t you see its end is nigh?So make…

Cuatro campos verdes

“¿Qué es lo que yo tenía?” Preguntó la mujer“¿Qué es lo que yo tenía?” Preguntó la orgullosa mujerTenía cuatro campos verdes, cada uno era una joyaPero extraños vinieron e intentaron sacármelosYo tenía hijos buenos y fuertes, que pelearon para salvar…

Unrequited

It is the harshest of dilemmasOne that to me happens oftExpecting something, ‘er I approachAnd instead, I just get naught I raise my head and loud I askWhat it is, that must be doneFor my love she doth not want…

Ode to Jim McCann

‘twas not long agoThat this man first stepped on earthHis name was Jim McCannAnd with his voice he did enchant In the Emerald Isle one thing was wishedTo us all, can you this grant?The four green fields are more than…

The Request

Though it may be unwise I feel I must insistBecause this little nuisance troubles me stillIt’s the curse a man feels when infatuated he isOh I wish that this curse of slow time, it would cease How many times must…

Asta la Vista

It was back in twenty twentyA time of joy and blissA tight group of friends I hadTo places wander we did On most nights we would all gatherTo play, share, and chatGood memories were forgedThat era’s over—alas It was on…

Witless Men

Now it’s time for another storyThe story of the oppressed classYou all think you know which one it isBut it’s the opposite, aye ding ding Men, men, witless menOnly few can speak for theeMen, men, witless menI am trying my…

Steer Your Bow Westward

This tale I have to tellIt is the story of the watersCause it’s a big piece in the puzzleIt is the one that really matters It is the story of the menMen who tamed the dreaded seasThose who this tale…

Cliffs of Dunmore

Of wind and salt right by the shoreThe ocean vast, a gentle pathA lofty place, cliffs of DunmoreA winding way, low near the wavesHugged by field and cliff alikeA rusted boat rests by the quayLonging its fate not be decay…