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Thursday, 17 January 2013

IAN PAISLEY POEM FROM "A BELFAST KID"

From "A Belfast Kid" - paperback available for online ordering at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, WH Smith, Blackwell's and many more.  Also available at www.feedaread.com




MINOR INCIDENT BETWEEN MY MOTHER AND THE REVEREND IAN PAISLEY
This happened sometime in the early 1970s in our living room.
  
In an uncharacteristic burst of anger,
my mother once took off her slipper,
concentrated hard, took careful aim
and let fly at the television set.

On impact, the vase on top wobbled,
we kids tranced between gasp and cough
and the reason for mother's missile -
Ian Paisley shouting his mouth off.

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