Willie Rimes and the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Willie Rimes and the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

A Poem by Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
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As expected, Willie Rimes made a disgrace of himself at his local parade last Sunday. Will he show up for the national ones at Dublin or Galway today?

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St Patricks Day parade


Willie Rimes was drinking the health of Saint Patrick
And a show of himself he made
When he decided to become the grand marshal
Of the local St Patrick’s Day parade.
The fact there was one already
Did not deter him one bit �"
He saw it an injustice that he was not asked:
And would do something about it!


The parade came down the street
Where Willie was drinking in a pub
He heard the pipes, and abandoned his pint
Set to avenge the snub
He let the first few floats float on by
And then got in on the act
Hijacked a lorry carrying a float of dancers
Down a side road drove and into a wall whacked


He ran up then after the parade
Chased by members of the NYPD
Who broke of from the marching band
To assist the local Guardai
St Patrick �" or the guy dressed up as him
Was robbed of his cloak, hat and gown
The bould Willie dressed up as him
With a headbutt knocked the poor man down!


He was last seen racing towards the front of the parade
Whether he made it or not I dont know
But from what I heard he was a disgrace
And of the town he made a show.
Now Id had a lot to drink myself that night
So I went of to get a sleep
For it is hard for a security guard
Awake at work to keep!


And so I awoke in a cold cold sweat
And strange as it did seem
I could not figure out was it a memory of the day before
Or a horrific and horrible dream.
So I looked it up on the internet
No account could I see
But there are some that say today
It could be a cover up by RTE!


Other escapades of Willie Rimes:


Willie Rimes Meets His Valentine

Willie Rimes Goes to Belfast to Protest at the Parades

Aliens in Edenderry

Poetic Crimes of Willie Rimes


Willie Rimes and the Masons Goat

© 2016 Tomás Ó Cárthaigh


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I loved this tale my friend.
"He was last seen racing towards the front of the parade
Whether he made it or not I dont know
But from what I heard he was a disgrace
And of the town he made a show.
Now Id had a lot to drink myself that night
So I went of to get a sleep
For it is hard for a security guard
Awake at work to keep!"
I liked the above lines a lot. I have show respect for Willie Rimes and the Saint Patrick’s Day in my lifetime. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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I loved this tale my friend.
"He was last seen racing towards the front of the parade
Whether he made it or not I dont know
But from what I heard he was a disgrace
And of the town he made a show.
Now Id had a lot to drink myself that night
So I went of to get a sleep
For it is hard for a security guard
Awake at work to keep!"
I liked the above lines a lot. I have show respect for Willie Rimes and the Saint Patrick’s Day in my lifetime. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

great story,love short stories,always have ,but i can see a great book coming

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really enjoyed this fun piece of writing! Well done!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I greatly enjoy your commentary on these things, Tomás. And we can see you "love everything Irish". That is plain. And having visited your fair land, I can understand the passion. It is a beautiful country.

This was greatly enjoyed and added further to the Irish color.

My best regards,

Rick

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

5 Years Ago

Thanks Rick... We love the craic we do!
Hahaha ... some nights are better forgotten but if you got the right friends, immortalized they will become'n.

You need to say that with a brogue to get the right effect:) Lots of fun, here:)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

well i am proud to love everything Irish ... my own daily pint is a focal legs up break time every day ;) but who is this Willie Rimes?? seems a lot written about the life and escapades; but no real history could i find ... in your poem he reminds me of the Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford a bit, whom i just read only died last month .. anyway ... enjoyed the read and Irish style and humor ... until your line with NYPD in it ... i surely was picturing Dublin ... i do not know what "RTE" stands for ... would also love to know more about Willie ... :)
E.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

5 Years Ago

thank you for the info my friend! i did find more than one such poems of his exploits but nothing on.. read more
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

5 Years Ago

Lol... RTE is our national telly station. Www.rte.ie
Einstein Noodle

5 Years Ago

:) ...................
What a fun write this is! If it was but a dream, we are all now part of it. You took us to the scene. While a happy sort of write, it brings home a life lesson too. I enjoyed the rhyming very much Happy St. Patrick's Day! Lydi**

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

what a great story...i guess not for Willie...but for your readers...says something about being jealous of others and their positions...but perhaps we should just be happy being who we are, and finishing our own pint of life.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

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



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