Barney Rooney

Bronze Star - 2,453 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. On The First Meeting Of Gerry Adams And Tony Blair 11/24/2013
6. Tarzan Crilly Didn't Like Social Workers 11/25/2013
7. The English Riots Of 2011 11/25/2013
8. Otters Return To The Mersey 3/4/2014
9. The Dance Of The Begging Bowl 6/11/2014
10. My Wee Rolly Boat 6/15/2015
11. Ian Paisley And Henry Cooke 7/20/2016
12. The Brexit Brand 7/5/2016
13. Foreign Policy 7/10/2016
14. Her Head Hit The Table 9/18/2016
15. To Eleanor 1/1/2018
16. Belfast Morning 1959 1/5/2018
17. Among The Crows There Is No Contentment 1/7/2018
18. Hey There Polar Bear 1/31/2018
19. A Saint Out Of Time 4/14/2017
20. A Reflection On A Former Chief Constable 5/19/2018
21. The 60s Folk Revival 7/19/2018
22. As Chosen People 7/31/2018
23. Play Me Some Blues 2/16/2016
24. Cat Stevens 3/30/2014
25. The Flag 11/19/2013
26. Cranfields Holy Well 11/24/2013
27. The Other Flag 1/23/2014
28. To Spring 10/17/2013
29. Pretention 2/17/2016
30. They Fell For Each Other 3/2/2016
31. Day Surgery 12/29/2014
32. The Man Who Makes Collage 1/28/2017
33. Decent Days 8/5/2016
34. The Harbour Bar 8/12/2016
35. Madonna Takes Havana 8/20/2016
36. The Sinking Of Polly 10/10/2017
37. Morning Rush Hour On Smithdown Road 10/10/2017
38. Requiem For Tillie 3/25/2018
39. Forty Years Coming 9/24/2013
40. Hold On Jeremy Corbyn...Let Go Now 7/11/2016

Comments about Barney Rooney

  • Eve Rooney (9/11/2018 5:51:00 AM)

    Barney is phenomenal, I think he should be considered for Ireland’s Poet Laureate

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  • Darwin Henry Beuning Darwin Henry Beuning (9/4/2017 7:49:00 AM)

    Barney is an exceptional poet, a poet's poet. I have listened to him reciting his poem, The Child's Been Radicalised many many times. In my view, he is Ireland's Poet Laureate! ! !

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

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