EDENBRAY in EXILE – 4 – the hibernian

‘Edenbray in Exile’

A Retrospective Anthology of Poetry, Articles and Essays

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the HIBERNIAN ~ a wee poem

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HE IS SET AN’ SURE,  AN’ LAUGHIN’ TO HIS’ SEL’

HIS COAT COLLAR PULLED TITE’ ROUND HIS NECK

HIS ROOM IS COLD AND THE BOARDS R’SPLINTERED AN’ BARE

HE SENT A NOTE HAME’ TO HIS MAME IN THE ‘EMAERALD’ ISLE

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‘IT’S A WEE STRUGGLE FOR A BEER AN’ A PAIR A’BOOTS MA’

BUT HE DID MANAGE A CAP  TO BUY FROM HIS CHANGE

AFTER HE PAID THE MISSES’ DAVIDSON HIS WEEKLY LODGE

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HE SINGS LOUDEST AT THE ‘HIBERNIAN’ ON A’ SAT-UR-DAY NIGHT’

BUT THEN MAKES SURE HE WALKS BACK WI’ ALEX AN’ ARCHIE

AN’ THAT SINCE DONALD WALSH, HE GOT PUNCHED IN THE FACE

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HE CAU’GHT SITE O’ THA’ SWEET LAUREN AN’ HE SMILED POLITE

SHE RETURNED THE MOMENT BUT HE IS STILL BIDING HIS TIME

HE WILL BE OFTA’ HIS WURK ON THA’  MONDAY MORNIN’

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HE’LL KEEP HIS HEAD DOWN AN’ WORK A FULL DAYS PAY

COS’ THE BHOY IS STILL DREAMIN’ O’ A BETTER DAY

BUT HA’ELL NEED PLENTY A’ CASH TO PAY FORRIT…

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writtenbyedenbray12.11.12

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THIS WEE SCRIBBLE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF MY DEAR RED-HEADED GRANDMOTHER ~ ADELINE WALSH WHO WAS BORN IN Co. MONAGHAN, IRELAND ~ I AM SO PROUD OF MY IRISH ROOTS – ONE DAY I WILL RETURN!

THE LAST TRUE HIBERNIAN

#Authors Note – Pretty self explanatory but I will attempt a personal review. I have always enjoyed listening to regional or local accents and have often used the slang of varying dialects to add character and nuance to a written piece. Their unusual vowel sounds can sometimes add cadence and interesting rhyming potential.  

This piece is a cameo, an imagined thumbnail sketch of a young Irish ‘bhoy’ who has left his home and made the trip over the Irish sea on the ferry from his native and beloved Ireland to find work in this case in Edinburgh in Scotland as many young men did at times during the 19th and early in the 20th centuries in various parts of both England and Scotland.

Hibernian FC in Edinburgh began as a Social Club for Irish immigrants in the late 1800’s and this is all the necessary background needed to explain this homiletic to the life of this homesick and lonely young man I decided to write about ` whence I first a’heard that tale.

Perhaps eventually the bhoy and the young Lauren would summon up the courage to meet, court, tie the knot and raise a young family. I do hope they did and I hope ya’ love it too – If ya’ did – leave me a like now would ya? At the bottom of the page!

~ebenbraytoday 

About edenbray

I've always enjoyed writing and thats all I want to do... .. . I’m not sure why I stopped writing, was it 9/11? .. . Eden Bray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions. The effluence of my short life .. . I'm a Writer and Artist - since 1966, now a Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . please join the shebang but more importantly please leave me a marker with a comment for my ego and my encouragement :- thanks, edenbray
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