The verses in this collection linger in the mind
like aphorisms, their stark brevity often belying
a weightier intent. Together with Gary
Parkinson's witty illustrations, their
acerbic and disarming honesty communicate a mood
of robust optimism and laughter.
'Did something happen to Mr.Murphy
in the woodshed'?
Irishman's Loss of Faith
I slept contented.
Now I'm demented.
To call me adorable
To take my purse
was even worse.
I gave my trust. You slaked your lust,
Then stole from me. Me heart is bust.
You were the man I pinned some hope on.
Henceforth I'll sleep with one eye open.
How dare you have your cake and eat it!
I'm in despair 'cause doubly cheated.