In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project

In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project
In Search of My Father, 2017 writing project supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Thursday, 20 October 2016

CATECHISM & COWBOYS











Not a natural student of Shakespeare,
Comedies, tragedies and histories,
I stifled yawns, gave them all a wide berth,
Not much to interest, excite or please.
I lumbered through classic literature,
Found most of it a monumental pain,
But I found much happier reading trails
In Jack Schaefer’s western tale, “Shane”.
Catechism and cowboys, my education base,
A gods and toy guns head-in-the-clouds kid
Blessed with false bravado and cheeky face,
Quiet, shy, but in my head, intrepid.
 In all my good, bad and ugly choices,
 My guides have been buckskin-clad, drawling voices.

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