Barney Rooney

Rookie - 396 Points (belfast)

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 ...

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To Spring

Hail the spur that spurned the rush
to bloom midst all the fragrant blossom crush
among the pastel millions of the same
the wee brown stub that played a waiting game

Hail the twig that blossomed far too late
for spring's imprint that it should procreate
took the future into its own hands
though in its nature proved a fruitless stand

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