Annette Aitken

Gold Star - 23,620 Points (1964 / Dublin)

Mick-O-Leen Oge - Poem by Annette Aitken

Mick-o-leen Oge

There once was a man named Mick-O-leen Oge
He roamed ore' mountains and valley's below
His bright coloured hat adorned with red feathers
The long coat he wore was made out of leather
The waxy green leaves provide him with pants
His fairy dust shoes allowed him to dance.
For once it was said when Mick-O-leen's about
Look out for him stagger, with his odd pint of stout
You may even hear the lint of his voice
Carried across the hill-tops at night
For Mick-O-leen Oge is said to be
A pixie, a leprechaun, a flying pig
An old Irish tale embellished in truths
Hark'
Is that old Mick-o-leen playing his flute?
A lullaby played from days that's gone bye
Yet somehow this tune filled up the nights sky
Voices of angles languished around
A comforting feeling you get from the sound
He sits in the corner and gently smiles
Then slips away quickly before he is spied.

Topic(s) of this poem: folklore

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Humours tale of Mick-o-leen Oge.

Comments about Mick-O-Leen Oge by Annette Aitken

  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (5/12/2019 1:49:00 AM)

    A refined poetic imagination, Annette Aitken. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (11/18/2018 8:45:00 PM)

    using in Dec.'18 showcase, and changing angles to angels. Thanks. bri (: (Report)Reply

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  • bri edwards (11/18/2018 8:44:00 PM)

    i think you wanted Mick-O-leen in the title and the poem, but i'm not sure. also, you used O several times but not all the times. ?

    i'm going to put this into Dec.2018's showcase, but I'M GOING TO CHANGE angles to angels (see earlier comment if you wish) .

    bri

    (:

    Thanks
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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (11/18/2018 5:13:00 AM)

    It's fun Annette, with the right illustrations, this would be a fun children's book; fun is important to parents reading to their children and such tales, often appeal to the child in our minds with haunting echoes of childhood. regards Terry :) (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (11/10/2018 9:28:00 PM)

    (cont.)


    hey, cutie, didn't I tell ya [or maybe another poet? ] a few years back: angels, not angles, ...though i think some angels [[the ones with wings]] have angles, ....and NOT just body curves!

    to MyPoemList for sure!

    bri

    (:
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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (11/10/2018 9:28:00 PM)

    i must be psychic to have looked for a new poem so soon after your newest (in a very long time) appeared! ! ! or is it psychotic the doctors are calling me? ?

    i'm reading & enjoying, but...ha ha. sorry. Mick may have lint in his navel or in his 'plumber's crack', but i think it is a LILT that his voice has.

    (cont.)
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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (11/4/2018 6:30:00 PM)

    Well thought-out and nicely penned with insight. Thanks for sharing Annette. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 4, 2018



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