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Sail on Big Jack.

John F Kennedy
And a regal-like casket
Whale song and sorrow
Engulfed the great Blasket
Raindrops are rippling
The lakes of Killarney
Moonlight and kisses
Romancing in Blarney
Big Jack has sailed off
To play in the sky
Our hero a legend
For now it’s goodbye
Plush velvet curtains
Gold stitching and tassels
Memories embroidered
Inside Ashford Castle
Stone walls surrounding
Each tower and fort
St Kevin’s bed lying
As spaceships abort
Cú Chulainn stood dying
Tied to a rock
While terrified cowards
Were watching the clock
Dusk in the grave yard
A feast for my eyes
Bats in the night sky
And white butterflies.

Slán for now…Sláinte!

About Tom Clancy, Poet, Folk Singer,

Tom Clancy, Poet. He is a renowned Irish folk musician, an aficionado of the tin whistle and the unique sounding, "Low Whistle". Well known as a Trad Folk Singer and International Rugby player, his poetry now speaks for itself, from the Hearth and the Heart. Facebook features more and more Poetry extracts as he nears the launch of his first book of poems. Tom is available as an after dinner speaker and entertainer, delivering the music and stories that form the soundtrack of his life.
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