Sunday, June 11, 2006

Poem Of The Week 'Munster v Biarritz 2006' by Gerard Nix


Munster v Biarritz 2006

“They were there before the Huns”, George said,
In that Basque country between the sea and the Pyrenees.
The pride of French rugby,
Munster men, you’ll take your hat off to these!
He forgot to mention the ten million sum,
And that ours were the boys from down the road
And are they not the descendants of Brian Boru
And Art O’Leary too!
We had Clontarf, they had Waterloo.
Peter Stringer was our Patrick Sarsfield
Who stole a march behind enemy lines,
Only this time we had the power to see it through.
Ronan O’Gara was our Cuchulain,
Who silenced the hounds of prey.
This is ours
You out there can have another day.
The rest were Caesars in their own right
And like true Romans to a man
They can look at the Cup with pride and say
Veni Vidi Vichi...

Gerard Nix started writing poetry during a back illness in the early 1970’s.
Educated in Meelick National school and St. Munchins College, Corbally.
Received a diploma in Social Action from U.C.G. in 1974. He has being published in the White House Anthology 'Microphone On'.


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