Fidel Castro Meets a Country Girl

Fidel Castro Meets a Country Girl

A Poem by Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
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Among Castros crimes was offending my mother - she never forgave him! Irish girls hold grudges, especially Longford ones!

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Fidel Castro after the Cuban Revolution and before he crossed my mother
Fidel Castro after the Cuban Revolution and before he crossed my mother

The dust was only settling
The blood bare dry on the Cuban streets
America gauging the new regime
Brought him over their folk to meet.

As they came into the building
They were greeted at the door
The butler answered, a girl took their coats
Who brought them away to store.

Fidel Castro speaking with Richard Nixon in Washington around the time of the incident - the venue is unknown
Fidel Castro speaking with Richard Nixon in Washington around the time of the incident " the venue is unknown

They greeted her “Briggita”
For on her nameplate was her name
Basic manners between customer and staff
Understood by all from where they came.


But entered our working class hero
He threw my mother his coat
Never said thank you or gave a nod
That got the Longford girls goat!


I as a child talked of Guervara
How Che and Castro were heros in my eyes
In typical blunt speech “He was only a bollix”
My mother replied to my surprise...


Not surprised that she opposed him
Her background and politics was quite right wing
But she told me the story of when she worked
The 1925 F street club and everything!


I was amused and amazed as a child at the story
As I am as I tell it in verse today
North Longford girls dont forgive or forget easy
So dont cross them, as that I warned you I can say!

Mother in her workplace with her colleagues at the 1925 F Street Club, on 1925 F Street, Washington, USA.
Mother in her workplace with her colleagues at the 1925 F Street Club, on 1925 F Street, Washington, USA.

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© 2016 Tomás Ó Cárthaigh



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A truly entertaining story. I bet your mother was a wonderful lady and a storyteller. I liked her attitude and her opinions. Amazing photo also. Thank you my friend for sharing the words and poetry.
Coyote

Posted 8 Months Ago


I love Hemingway but I dislike Castro.

Can I still love Cuba do you think?

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

fascinating story, my friend...
one of the first things i notice in people is manners...and if they have none...they do not get my respect.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Now that's a story you won't get to read in MSM!
And warning noted!

Posted 11 Months Ago


..what use was free education and free health in Cuba? Did he allow the intellectual elite to develop? No. What use was it when he couldn't import any technology? Many many of the great inventions in the world were made by 'European descent or European white Christians'. This isn't meant in a racist manner, just a fact.. What Castro did, he set a program to indoctrinate babies in his own glory.. he was certain that nobody can take it away from him because of intimidation and indoctrination, no free press, no hint of democracy.. he ruled 60 years because he managed to wipe out all the intellectual opposition. He made false promises about how the people would be prosperous, Stalin did the same-thing, another arrogant cruel dictator. And they both murdered. People just disappeared.. It only looks idealistic or nice for these people who never dig deeply into the 'real existing socialistic society' in fact, it's full of corruption, bigotry, black markets. One can see it through over the world, it comes and goes.

Posted 11 Months Ago



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Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

Renmore, Galway, Ireland, An Roinne Mór, Gallaimh, Eire, Ireland



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