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Romeo and Juliet in London, NW10


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Four teeth left, may God be thanked,

after all them doings at the wedding.

The groom's after having his left leg amputated

(essential equipment abashed but in working order)

and the bride was thrown in the canal.

Any amadhaun could have seen what would happen

as we all showed up in our bibs and tuckers, drooling,

waiting for the craic to begin. Romeo drove up

with Mercutio behind the wheel in a ’56 Cadillac,

pale polished yellow, you could brush your teeth,

comb your hair if you had any, like a mirror it was.

The CAPULETS came up in a black old wheezy Ford

which set our lads to a-laughing and a-jeering!

Even before the young girl, Juliet, a fine young thing,

could get her tidy arse off the back seat, her father

was standing on his back legs, red-faced and roaring,

and so the furniture began to fly. He was down in no time,

the victim of a well-thrown Victorian sofa, cushions and all,

and it was soon after that I got the pint jar in my gob.

Yerra, thank God the beer was already on its appointed way

down the ruddy red lane to an uncomplaining stomach,

and so I lit into them fuckin lads like the Scian Dubh,

and we sent them scattering to the borders of Willesden.

Sure, taken all in all, twas a grand day altogether.


-- amadhaun - Ir. Gaelic - a fool, an idiot.

-- Scian Dubh - Ir. Gaelic - the Black Knife

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

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David W. Parsley

Rip-roaringingly fun take on an old story.


- Dave

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

love the expression here a new mordern spin on a great lengend tale.



Larsen M. Callirhoe

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  • 2 weeks later...

Ahh, sure, the best warriors in the world ... after the Gurkhas from Nepal, and the Imperial Japanese. Also, the bloody Wehrmacht.

Distasteful, I know, but regretfully true. The British SAS are up there, way better than American SF or the Russian Spetznaz.

The most dangerous defence force in the world ... these days are probably the Swiss.

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

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