Left For Dead

Left For Dead

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen
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The left has a lot to answer for!

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I never got to shake
your filthy left hand,
it never left your left pocket,
where it jangled,
your short, loose change,
as you put your left foot in it,
and on that Irish spade
with a long left side
for digging peat
from stinking
Catholic bogs.

13/09/19

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© 2019 John Alexander McFadyen


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How left of left can you go. I am thinking politics here John. It's firmly on my mind at the moment. A nod here to Irish Catholicism, I have to say that my frequent visits to Cavan had me raising my eyebrows. More by what I heard than what I saw.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

No, I was a recruitment manager, managing the recruitment team for the faculty of health and human s.. read more
John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

So in days gone by you might have worked a press gang? lol!
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

It may have seemed like that at times :)
Great song and amazing poetry John. The short statements made me wish to know more. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much Coyote John.
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend.
John,
The video got my "Hogan" blood moving. (My maternal grandmother was born in Ireland.) "Song Long Forgotten" (Ye Vagabonds) a testament to Gaelic melancholy.
As to your poem . . . being North American much of your reference is lost to me . . . but again a strong poem. When I think of "left" I think of politics . . . but not sure here.
T

Posted 2 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

Ah twas a tilt at ma pal gram linski writ about Catholics. Many thanks for reading Tom.
kentuck14

2 Months Ago

Ahh . . . now I see!
didn't you learn anything at catholic school the left pocket is the deepest, and the shallowest and the wisest, with easy access to the scrotal sac, thanks to scissors and determination, left for dead … better check that (left hand) pulse, dude, no one ever checks the right sided,

Posted 2 Months Ago


gram linski

2 Months Ago

… :))))), who knows,
John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

I merely shouted from the battlements gram old boy and the only dance you know is St Vitus Dance!
gram linski

2 Months Ago

great band you should check them out, if it's not SST it's not worth a f**k, lol

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John Alexander McFadyen
John Alexander McFadyen

Brixworth, England, United Kingdom



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Well, have a long and complicated story and started it as an autobiography on Bebo but got writer's block/memory fogging. People liked it though and kept asking for the next chapter! fools.. more..

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