Barney Rooney

Veteran Poet - 1,581 Points (belfast)

Barney Rooney Poems

1. The Bittersweet Republican 9/24/2013
2. The Prodigal Ulster-Scot 9/24/2013
3. The Mcalpine Lies 9/26/2013
4. Scour The Mud Of Morecambe Bay 9/28/2013
5. To Spring 10/17/2013
6. On The First Meeting Of Gerry Adams And Tony Blair 11/24/2013
7. Tarzan Crilly Didn't Like Social Workers 11/25/2013
8. The English Riots Of 2011 11/25/2013
9. Otters Return To The Mersey 3/4/2014
10. The Dance Of The Begging Bowl 6/11/2014
11. My Wee Rolly Boat 6/15/2015
12. Jimmy Whinnen Of Ballynalaney, Staffordstown 8/27/2015
13. Live Forever In Treatable Ill-Health 2/3/2016
14. Play Me Some Blues 2/16/2016
15. Foreign Policy 7/10/2016
16. Ian Paisley And Henry Cooke 7/20/2016
17. The Badger Cull -new- 9/13/2016
18. Her Head Hit The Table (Revision) -new- 9/18/2016
19. Cat Stevens 3/30/2014
20. The Flag 11/19/2013
21. Cranfields Holy Well 11/24/2013
22. The Other Flag 1/23/2014
23. The Brexit Brand 7/5/2016
24. Pretention 2/17/2016
25. They Fell For Each Other 3/2/2016
26. The Mcalpine Lies. Cont'D 9/20/2015
27. Day Surgery 12/29/2014
28. Decent Days 8/5/2016
29. The Harbour Bar 8/12/2016
30. Madonna Takes Havana 8/20/2016
31. Forty Years Coming 9/24/2013
32. There Is Talk Of Boarding Up The Nation 12/13/2015
33. Her Head Hit The Table 6/2/2016
34. Hold On Jeremy Corbyn 7/11/2016
35. Liverpool's Renaissance 2/25/2014
36. Hush My Sweet Newborn 9/26/2013
37. The Humbling Of A Liverpool Citizen 9/30/2013
38. The Fruits Of Crime 10/17/2013
39. Faith Of Our Fathers Living Still 2/28/2015
40. Whispered Sins In A Dark Wood Box 10/8/2013
Best Poem of Barney Rooney

I'll Buy Me A Burger

I'll buy me a burger that's sweet and cheap
get me a burger that fills
give me a burger that I can afford
for craving is the worst of life's ills

the minutes of eating give pleasure enough
for the years they steal from the bank
of this body that must take its chances
so for supermarket cheapmeat my thanks

and thanks to the farmer who fatted the calf
the slaughterer who put it to death
the agent who sent it to Sweden and France
then decided that Holland was best

to the trucker who carted the rest of his load
to Cyprus and then Bucharest, I ...

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Forty Years Coming

In time he raised the finger
forty years coming
raised the finger to bless the child
though the child should be done with growing
a child who never tired
almost never tired of trying
to catch his eye to win his love
despite all the denying

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