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Maisie

Eamonmaguidhir_thumbnail_02by Éamon Mag Uidhir03 Nov 2013

So he said there’s not much good
        in having a bee-loud glade and
        keeping the double-glazing shut.

And I said you won’t find me
        putting up with a draught.

Then he said you should just listen
        to the bees and the birds.

And I said there’s no birds
        out there, only crows.

And he said crows are birds.

Then I thought what can I knit
        him for his birthday that he
        won’t like, that I can scold him
        for not wearing, ungrateful pig,
        for the rest of his days?

And I said hand me down
        me knitting basket, will you?

And I thought I’ll have the house
        off of him if he doesn’t
        watch out.

Then he said I’ve a thirst on me
        that’d cut a throat.

And I thought if only it’d cut yours.

But I said why don’t you pop over
        for a jar and see if your pals are in?

And he said yeah I might in a while.

And I thought they’re like children
        really, though with a child you
        can always look forward to
        them leaving home for good.