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You shouldn’t make it up

Of the man who maintained 

That women should refrain

From applying their make-up on a moving train.


I ask where is your brain?

And how dare you complain?

And does your arrogance stem from a taste for cocaine?


You’re archaic forsooth

Sickening #metoo my back tooth 

So yeah, you’re about to get burnt by the fire in this booth.


You claim that she’s uncouth


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(written in response to a news story in the Irish Examiner 9th May 2003)


Was it right to show all those bodies

in make-shift coffins, lined up like

so many bargains at a boot sale?


What’s happened to our humanity

when thirty-three elderly people die

and the focus is on the ‘exciting’ visuals


of a train hitting a bus  – slicing it in half,


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