Category Archives: original

The Chapter

Him on a motor bike at 2pm   A small trickling meat of life Is suspended in a double walled cooler box And loaded on the back of a volunteer’s motor bike   He weaves through traffic Moving quickly Despite … Continue reading

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Creation Myth Story

We all got stories, we all got myths – where is the truth amongst us? Probably in the tiny little slivers of light we share and possibly in the myths we cling to but keep hidden. Give this a read … Continue reading

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Tahiti – a Limerick

Tahiti is a limerick about graffiti – and why not, it was the most obvious rhyme! Give it a quick read if you can spare 10 seconds or so and feel free to share it or comment as you see … Continue reading

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Some Kind of Love – a Sonnet

What is it that makes us write? Is it a surfeit of love or a dearth? ‘Some Kind of Love’ is a sonnet which adds to the debate and contains a slightly ambivalent finale!

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Away to the East

The ‘travelling community’ in Ireland often attracts a lot of negative attention.  One thing is sure though, many of our city-scapes would be blander and lacking in colour at Christmas time if it wasn’t for their decorative efforts.  ‘Away to … Continue reading

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Killarney Urban Myth 1

In ‘Killarney Urban Myth 1’ we examine the truth and lies behind ghost stories. Is it just a mixture of fact and fiction – or is it something else which drives us, not only to create these stories, but to … Continue reading

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The Wittiest Witticism

This original poem considers the importance of challenging accepted truths at any level in society – and provides the view that best way to do this is to take the piss – and always use ‘The Wittiest Witticism’.

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More Crap Fishing at Kells Bay

‘More Crap Fishing at Kells Bay’ does what it says on the tin.  Except that focusses on the mind set of the intrepid fisherman.  Who does he copy, why does he fish – and is it really worth the effort?  … Continue reading

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Kings and Queens

‘Kings and Queens’ is an original poem which discusses the inter-related nature of positions which seem to be mutually exclusive.  Love is an issue, as is defence but the main point is really one raised by John Donne in the … Continue reading

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An origingal poem by Shay Ryan – ‘A Bell Rings’

This original poem, ‘A Bell Rings’, considers the symbolic importance of the ‘bell’.  For whom does it toll, why does it mean anything at all and what difference does it make to chaos and order.

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