Ruth Bader Ginsburg # Sam Bennett # Andy Ripley

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Dropped her last gavel
Exalted on high
The truth to unravel
Lynhams turn fifty
My old local shop
Serving a Taoiseach
And spiffing ice pops
Sam Bennett the man
Won green for us all
Roche and Seán Kelly
Are having a ball
He loved her so dearly
A joy for each man
Scented was Martha
The Flower of Strabane
I took to the park
With Ripley of England
He ran like the wind
Like Crossan and Ringland
London is burning
So said the Clash
Country was dope
With big Johnny Cash
Oh Ladybird fair
Or ‘God’s little cow’
That’s what ’tis known as
There you are now.

Beidh mé ar ais…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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1 Response to Blog

  1. I love it, except you spelt Lynam’s wrong! Also, you took to the field with me, the Roebuck Park 5 a side in Our Lady’s Grove…. when Elton John was playing in the RDS, I remember hearing him from the shower. We were class. I wonder what year that was? Lynams, only one Taoiseach? Countless International Rugby players, one Proclamation printer, multinational locals, multi denominations, the rich and the poor. How many Irish Times newspapers? How many issues of shoot? How many mental hospital escapees, no wait a minute, none at all! I always remember your poem about the bubbles in the tar too. Great work Tom, I have no idea how you do it.

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