ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Aspiration - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg


Aah divvent like the winter neets
because wor netty’s doon the yard
It’s caad and damp and has ne leets
and varry often frozen hard.

Aah’d rather use the chamber pot
that hides beneath the double bed.
Aah sometimes wish that aah had got
a warm dry inside loo instead.

Me sister hes a bungalow
that has a bathroom and a loo.
Noo she is rather posh you know
and looks doon on the likes of me.

She married weel, hor man was rich
an left hor weel provided for
Hor life hes gone without a hitch
She had ne bairns but I hed four.

But varry soon aah’ll qualify
and get an aad folks bungalow.
A modern hoose that’s warm and dry
The aah’ll be good as her you know.

The airs and graces she displays
impress hor neighbours but not me.
Cos aah recall wor childhood days
which she forgets conveniently.

Me sister is a proper snob
but she’s the only one aah’ve got.
Aah only wish she haad her gob
not taak a lot o tommy rot..


Comments about Aspiration by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • (1/1/2008 2:29:00 PM)

    Very enjoyable. The brogue is well suited since this is about your personal life and family experiences. After the first reading I was wondering just what prompted you to write this. Not being familiar with all the spellings, I had to read it again and again until I finally was able to figure out all the words. Then I thnk I found the answer to my wondering: 'and get an aad folks bungalow........Cos aah recall wor childhood days which she forgets conveniently. Ivor, your work is never disappointing. Sometimes a challenge to appreciate fully. Thanks for your sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/29/2007 2:51:00 PM)

    always nice to see someone writing in thier local dialect Ivor, enjoyed the read

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  • (12/29/2007 9:06:00 AM)

    love the brogue used Ivor! Great Write! ! ! Top marks for this! ! !
    Thad *10*!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 29, 2007

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