Rubbing Shoulders

They fought a battle hereabouts

Eight hundred years ago

Bannockburn they call it

Robert the Bruce and Co


That battle isn’t over yet

The Sassenach and Scot

We are the noisy neighbours

And battles aren’t forgot


Border raiders reavers

Always stay alert

Us and them always the same

I hurt you – you hurt


Border stations Europe

Russia and Ukraine

Nato is encroaching

Russia is the same


Border stations Ireland

Long drawn out affair

Republican and Unionist

Don’t you don’t you dare


Got to live with neighbours

Got to keep them sweet

If not life will be very hard

Ne’er the twain shall meet


The recipe for peacefulness

Demands a grace of me

Love your neighbour treat him well

Love your enemy


Brian Fahy

21 January 2022


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