The sticky buds are starting to swell and open
There was a woman and a man with children very grand,
Who lived a life of ease, I hereby say,
But the woman and the man passed away, shifting sands,
Now their children hardly speak or see each other any day,
What is wrong with them, you ask, have they not yet grasped,
The why and wherefore we are here on earth, the way,
We should offer love and kind and always bear in mind,
We are treading on the soil for but short a stay.
Earth flight is so fleeting
Castleknock Henry, is a cat that is fat,
It’s fatter than fat, a cat that’s so fat,
It cannot get into its home natural way,
Neither door or by window, I tell you, I say.
It enters its home via the roof,
The chimney above the chosen route,
Landing below in a cloud of black soot,
It meows, mama, it have landed, forsooth.
Gazing at it in anger and dismay,
Its mama cried out, you have ruined my day,
Destroyed the hard work I put into this place,
Making it nice my suppers and dates,
I should have listened to Ged; he warned me about you,
Castlekock Henry is one horrible cat,
That’s not an opinion, it’s a simple plain fact,
Sleeping all day and hunting all night,
Killing for fun; such a terrible sight,
What can we do to stop this bad cat,
Short of feeding him Prozac or Valium extract?
When will it end we gasp in despair,
As he saunters away for a night of blood air,
It will end, he meows, when I am too old for this route,
Now leave me alone lest I turn my attention to YOU.
Saint Ignatius RC Primary School (the old one that burned down, that is)
Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, from 1959 to – 1965
Were these people in your class, and if so can you add to the list?
Please tell me the names of the other people in this, my class, that I cannot remember.
Has anyone got any photos of the old school before it burned down?
If you have information please email it to me. Thanks.
Signed: Gerrard Wilson
I might have forgot!
You might have forgot?
I think I’ve forgot!
You think you’ve forgot?
I know I’ve forgot!
You know you’ve forgot?
What have you forgot?
Donald Trump has made an attempt to join the rest of the world in celebrating the greatest day of the year, Paddy’s Day.
The US president has given his famous “Make America Great Again” an Irish makeover but there is one awkward mistake.
Did you spot it?
Of course you did, we didn’t spend 12 years at schooling drawing shamrocks for nothing.
The cap seems to display a four-leaf clover on the back, instead of our famous, three-leaf emblem.