Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Rubbish Poem


I've been very absent of late from here, summer seems to be a quiet time in blog land in general... but anyway, I have returned with something rather special... a reply to a call posted on this blog two and a half years ago... yes you can read the original spur for this over here.
A very good friend of mine silently answered the plea, he was living in Boston at the time and now lives between Amsterdam and Cork, I'm just telling ye that, so you can appreciate how cosmopolitan and glamourous this poet is... so now - from the pen of PJ Lyddy, I give you a perfectly matured original work entitled "Rubbish"

Rubbish

Hey you, over here, look at me, I'm rubbish
C'mon buddy, it ain't that bad, you're not rubbish
Well, what am I, I'm just a discarded wrapper, they only wanted me for what was inside
Well, its not whats on the inside that counts, and it could be worse...

You could be like the leaves, they can't even speak, look at them, all mushy, brown and mute
Suppose you're right, I'm pretty tough, I'll make it through, I'll live for a thousand years
That's the spirit!

by PJ Lyddy

9 comments:

The Bug said...

LOL - now don't go making me feel sorry for my trash! Heh.

Hope you're settling in well with your mini-cushion :)

Gerry Snape said...

naimh...you wait 2 years and along comes a goody...wait, another might arrive in a minute...love the humour!

Kat Mortensen said...

Not rubbish at all, is it? If you want rubbish, read mine from yesterday.

120 Socks said...

Good to see you blogging again - a great entrance back!

Niamh B said...

tks bug we're doin alright!
Gerry - maybe there're others out there that'll surface now lol
not at all Kat on both fronnts!
thanks socks! tis somethin anyway lol

Cushions said...

Nice blog guy! We might try to work a reference to this one into a blog post about where to buy cushions next week.

Niamh B said...

twas only a matter of time before cushion sellers tracked me down!

Dominic Rivron said...

Is there really a p j liddy (poem about rubbish - by p j "dustbin" liddy??)?

Apologies to p j if he or she is real (and, heavens I've had enough Mickey taken out of my name over the years), but I couldn't help wondering...

Niamh B said...

ha ha dominic mr lyddy does indeed exist, never noticed that coincidence before, maybe he should specialise in dustbin related poems!