Karen Solie

Rookie (1966 / Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan)

The Celtic Tiger - Poem by Karen Solie

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That's what they called the great financial boom that hit the place
After Ireland joined the European Union's race
To be the economic marvel of the world, a spin
That soon saw Euros by the tens of billions pouring in.

But earner/dependent ratios are what marks a country's wealth,
And once the Catholic church no longer ruled, the birth rate fell;
So perhaps it's not the Euro that's made Ireland seem so regal,
But the laws of 1985, when they made Condoms legal.


Comments about The Celtic Tiger by Karen Solie

  • (12/10/2006 5:35:00 PM)


    A dervish Star. I felt kin on the words you have written, Welll Done! Do Continue to keep up the fine writes.

    S.S.Sandok
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 7, 2010


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