DreamMachineThe Web Poetry Corner is a Dream Machine Site
The Dream Machine --- The Imagination of the World Wide Web
It is now possible to read this poem aloud, record it and post it on this site.
HERE to find out how.

The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - The Irish Then and Now

The Irish Then and Now


James Bredin

I remember the Irish when we were poor,
We cried a lot and laughed a lot though times were dour,
Many of us left though some of us stayed,
Poverty was too pervasive to display.

But times changed and economy improved,
They joined the Common Market and approved,
Now they have the problems of those who were rich,
Sometimes -- though not often -- they look back and wish.

‘Cause times were simple then when people were poor,
The rivers had salmon big and mature,
Horses and wagons were the only traffic,
And Tinkers down in the demographic.

And people believed and all went to church,
No pedophile priests -- no need for research,
God was definitely up in heaven,
Said rosary and in bed by eleven.

To visit all of James Bredin's poems, click HERE

Gypsy's Photo Gallery


...the best independent ISP in the Twin Cities

To write us about this page,
contact willy@dreamagic.com (Willy Chaplin)