When I last spoke to Johnny one of the sad sacks of the town
He told me of his troubles how life had got him down
His wife of six months Jo had left him in her life a new man
Even as marriage goes nowadays that is not a lengthy span.
They live in rural places and in village, city and town
The people the more judgemental does see fit to put down
They are known as fringe dwellers by those who pigeon hole
Some of them work in low paid jobs and some of them on the dole
He is known by people for miles around the ageing bush poet Matt
And I have yet to see him without his akubra hat
The same old hat he has worn for years part of his self esteem
He could not live without it at least that's how 'twould seem
I see a photo of them on their golden jubilee on the Millstreet Web Site
A couple that I visually did know
On sundays they used to attend eleven o clock mass in Millstreet
When I was younger many years ago.
Most politicians can be so deceptive the truth to them can be so hard to tell
For sake of power they forsake what is decent and at lying one might say they do very well
They are referred to by some as 'the honourable' though most of them not honourable in any way
The honourable politicians in minority a sad enough thing for to have to say.
Well north of this Country from here far away
I would feel a stranger in Duhallow today
Few there would know of me and few there I would know
Where Finnow to Blackwater through the rushy fields flow.
Though many may beg to differ and experts disagree
We all are individuals that's how 'twould seem to me
Some to you may be like minded but not in every way
We all are very different despite what some do say.
Of all the egalatarians the greatest of them all
The billionaire just like the pauper to his sharp scythe must fall
He is the Goddess Nature's Reaper he lays the mighty low
To the lives of the homeless and the rulers the same respect he does show
Human Beings have invented computers and walked on the moon
But the Planet we live on we are trying to ruin
The greed of our kind may well be our downfall
We are not as great or as clever as we think we are after all
Of any successes as such I do not have to tell
But I do not wish you harm though you may not wish me well
In the worst of people some good you will see
At least anyway that's how it seems to me