Barney Rooney

Veteran Poet - 1,518 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. The Humbling Of A Liverpool Citizen 9/30/2013
6. To Spring 10/17/2013
7. The Flag 11/19/2013
8. Cranfields Holy Well 11/24/2013
9. On The First Meeting Of Gerry Adams And Tony Blair 11/24/2013
10. Tarzan Crilly Didn't Like Social Workers 11/25/2013
11. The English Riots Of 2011 11/25/2013
12. The Other Flag 1/23/2014
13. Otters Return To The Mersey 3/4/2014
14. The Dance Of The Begging Bowl 6/11/2014
15. My Wee Rolly Boat 6/15/2015
16. Jimmy Whinnen Of Ballynalaney, Staffordstown 8/27/2015
17. The Mcalpine Lies. Cont'D 9/20/2015
18. There Is Talk Of Boarding Up The Nation 12/13/2015
19. Live Forever In Treatable Ill-Health 2/3/2016
20. Play Me Some Blues 2/16/2016
21. Pretention 2/17/2016
22. They Fell For Each Other 3/2/2016
23. Her Head Hit The Table 6/2/2016
24. The Brexit Brand 7/5/2016
25. Foreign Policy 7/10/2016
26. Hold On Jeremy Corbyn 7/11/2016
27. Ian Paisley And Henry Cooke 7/20/2016
28. Decent Days 8/5/2016
29. The Harbour Bar 8/12/2016
30. Madonna Takes Havana -new- 8/20/2016
31. Day Surgery 12/29/2014
32. The Fruits Of Crime 10/17/2013
33. Hush My Sweet Newborn 9/26/2013
34. Forty Years Coming 9/24/2013
35. Cat Stevens 3/30/2014
36. Liverpool's Renaissance 2/25/2014
37. I'll Buy Me A Burger 10/30/2014
38. Whispered Sins In A Dark Wood Box 10/8/2013
39. Faith Of Our Fathers Living Still 2/28/2015
40. The Child's Been Radicalised 10/30/2014
Best Poem of Barney Rooney

The Child's Been Radicalised

They say the child's been radicalised
impregnated before their very eyes
a neat incision implanted with precision
blind stitched the cleft between truth and lies

How else could someone so young know
that a fire for justice would grow
beyond the need for wisdom or restraint
beyond fear or doubt or calculation
beyond the calming voice of reason
beyond the thought of treason
beyond the care if common people bleed
to concede the claims to lead
of men who play at being small pack gods
inducting them to suffer for the cause
in the hellfire spat ...

Read the full of The Child's Been Radicalised

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

[Report Error]