Barney Rooney

Bronze Star - 2,260 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. Play Me Some Blues 2/16/2016
12. Ian Paisley And Henry Cooke 7/20/2016
13. The Brexit Brand 7/5/2016
14. Foreign Policy 7/10/2016
15. Her Head Hit The Table 9/18/2016
16. To Eleanor 1/1/2018
17. Belfast Morning 1959 1/5/2018
18. Among The Crows There Is No Contentment 1/7/2018
19. Hey There Polar Bear 1/31/2018
20. A Saint Out Of Time 4/14/2017
21. A Reflection On A Former Chief Constable 5/19/2018
22. Cat Stevens 3/30/2014
23. The Flag 11/19/2013
24. Cranfields Holy Well 11/24/2013
25. The Other Flag 1/23/2014
26. To Spring 10/17/2013
27. The Man Who Makes Collage 1/28/2017
28. Decent Days 8/5/2016
29. The Harbour Bar 8/12/2016
30. Madonna Takes Havana 8/20/2016
31. Pretention 2/17/2016
32. They Fell For Each Other 3/2/2016
33. Day Surgery 12/29/2014
34. The Sinking Of Polly 10/10/2017
35. Morning Rush Hour On Smithdown Road 10/10/2017
36. Requiem For Tillie 3/25/2018
37. Forty Years Coming 9/24/2013
38. There Is Talk Of Boarding Up The Nation 12/13/2015
39. Hold On Jeremy Corbyn...Let Go Now 7/11/2016
40. Liverpool's Renaissance 2/25/2014

Comments about Barney Rooney

  • 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! ! !

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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

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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