Poetry, Uncategorized

For a Friend in Dreadful Straits

The deep sea mourns a passing current, Profound indeed and cavernous in brine, The waves that crash upon yon’ cliffs foment, The god he grieves a passing such as thine; A suffering as seems to know no end, As where the far horizon meets the gloom, And surly tempests rise above the blend, When days decline and meet the frosty …


Politics, Uncategorized, United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn Unfairly Treated in the UK and Irish Media

Walking up the driveway on my first day of secondary school I felt an added sense of trepidation on account of the dandyish slip-on shoes I was wearing. As I entered the school buildings I ran the gauntlet of a rowdy phalanx of students, giddy with first-day nerves. They smelt fear. A piercing cry rang out: “check out the shoes …