Patrick Iliff

Rookie (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Family Reunions


I read Bastiat at family reunions,
And I savour the irony.
Uncles and cousins fly across the Atlantic
And aunts and brothers drive from Cork
To talk about recipes and Roy Keane.
I merely go upstairs, close my door,
And study my God-given rights.

Submitted: Saturday, July 21, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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