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On the Prospect of Another Night Out in a Japanese Town


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May God be good to all them as would

be pleasant and nice and cause no ructions,

to them as pay attention to life’s instructions.

For this life is a steep and dangerous ladder,

so listen to your mudder, and also your fadder!

And don’t be skytin and actin the bleedin moron,

for I can tell ye, son, dere’s a whole lot more on

yer plate than yer silly oul pate can take in:

your whirls with the gerrls, your charm and yer fakin

do be well known to me. As for the demon drink,

holy whistlin Jaysus, do ye for wan moment think

I’ve nary a notion of yer wild transgressions?

Yerself and the lads havin all them late sessions

at the No Name Bar with Whatsisname, the owner,

(a very nice Kurdish lad, if a bit of a moaner)

and I wouldn’t be mindin the laughter and jokes

and the way yez’d be makin them dry little pokes

at the land that feckin feeds ya. I think yez needs a

mental makeover, I do, yeh bright-eyed Irish rover,

with all yer silly carry-on. A carrion bird, I do be told,

comes swooshin down, an Assyrian on the fold

(his cohorts all gleaming in purple and gold)

and yerself would be doing what? Well, like as not

ye’d be headin off to see that gypsy Gibbsy,

that larrikin boy with his pub at the head of the stairs!

Jesus, Mary and Joseph. I’ll think of ye in me prayers

Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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You can't help but wonder at the presence of Irish bars the world over. One I went in had furniture fixed upside down on the ceiling and a clock that ran backwards. Another was permanently festooned with Christmas decorations. Humour, Guinness, Jamieson's and the music is such a unique franchise that I wonder if the joyful Irish will ultimately rule the world. :biggrin:

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God intended the Irish to rule the world. Then we went out and invented whiskey ...

Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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Thank God!

 

Bren, you might want to check this out:

 

"Jesus is, no doubt, history’s most talked about figure. While, to many, Christ is a savior who died on the cross to forgive humanity’s sins, there are some other theories surrounding what actually happened to the centerpiece of the Christian faith. Among the more bizarre notions is the allegation that he escaped Jerusalem and, thus, crucifixion, and headed to Shingo, Japan, where he worked as a rice farmer, had a family and died at the age of 114 (some say 106)." (From Blaze.com)

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And this about sums it up:

 

... do ye for wan moment think

I’ve nary a notion of yer wild transgressions?

I guess the young must grow older in order to realize that the older were once young and probably privy to youth's antics.

 

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Among other bizarre notions is the allegation that Jesus escaped Jerusalem and, thus, crucifixion, and headed to Sligo, Ireland, where he worked as a potato farmer, had no family and died of poverty at the age of 36. three years after arriving.

Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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