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Clare (Ol' Paddy's Wife)

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Denise
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0 posted 12-08-1999 08:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Denise

'Tis true the lass was quite naive
His ev'ry word she did believe
"I'm leavin' work, Clare, won't be late
I should be home, I'm sure, by eight."

But on the way from work to there
"I'll stop by quick, a drink to share"
He told himself so many days
But found himself lost in a haze.

"Ol' Paddy, boy, it's time to close"
The barkeep said, "right on the nose
It's two o'clock and you must go
Be careful, laddy, take it slow."

Another supper down the drain
Another night of lonely's pain
Another hope gone unfulfilled
'Cause Paddy once again's distilled.

Although she wasn't one to drink
He drove her close, right to the brink
She chose instead to take her leave
For now no longer's Clare naive.

And now it's Erin's turn to wait
Expectin' Paddy, sharp, at eight
And she's home cookin', cleanin', frettin'
When Paddy's playin', flirtin', drinkin'.    


  


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[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 12-09-1999).]
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Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 12-08-1999 09:00 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Denise, I loved this duet of poems? Any more to come?
Liz
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2 posted 12-08-1999 09:18 PM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

And after Erin comes Kathleen
And then it's Sarah's time
The way he treats them is obscene
The waste of food a crime

Bring the man a sandwich, Denise!

Very entertaining though

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3 posted 12-08-1999 09:44 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I feel for poor Paddy
Misunderstood poor laddie.
It's not that he's a baddie,
He was raised bad by his daddy.

His daddy, one big bruiser,
Was really one big loser
Who turned out to be a boozer
Had a wife but then did lose her.

He took Paddy with him nightly
Every time that he felt sprightly
Paddy learned the ropes, not rightly
And his women were unsightly

True loves? Well, Paddy never had one.
His love life was quite a sad one.
When he chose, it was a bad one
In the end, I guess his dad won.

For Paddy turned out to be the same
Though his dad had all the blame
Clare thought this wild man she could tame
That was why she took his name.

But blood is much thicker than water
In the end, that sad fact caught her
So she moved in with their daughter
Threw away the ring he bought her.

Clare's now better off without him
Erin's learning now to doubt him.
Other gals will come to rout him
But then.....that's enough about him.
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4 posted 12-08-1999 10:26 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you, Elizabeth, Fred and Balladeer for reading and commenting! I'm glad you all liked it! hehehe....this was fun! Great poem, Balladeer....how do you, Elizabeth and Marge write poems so quickly? Is there a pill or something I can take to do that?! hehehehe.....   Great poem, too, Fred!

 Denise




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