Local Difficulty

Living on my own has taught me well

We cannot live alone

Not all alone

We need to speak to others

Talk and listen too

Without the other

It’s a fine how do you do!


And Captain Boycott learned that to his cost

When his heartless ways

Were practised round Lough Mask

The neighbours all rejected him

Completely cut him dead

He could not long survive it there

He cleared off instead


And this is the Jesus recipe

For dealing with the foe

Negotiate communicate

Bring others in the know

And if the foe’s unwilling

To come and make the peace

Have nothing more to do with him

Let him stew in his own juice


Brian Fahy

17 February 2022

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