Sunday 29 July 2018

Who do you think you are?

In the Parish of Drumglass
In the Townland of Drumcoo

I scrolled back in time
In search of you.

And found you in Number 10
Barrack Street; Head of house.

Samuel, migrant from L'derry
Self professed foul merchant!

In a 2nd rate house
With a slate roof, not thatch

And stone walls, not mud.
Bereft of fowl house or piggery

Or cow house, store, or shed.
These, the preserve of neighbours

Three doors up
Who kicked with the other foot.

Barrack Street, a medley of RCs
And C of Is and Presbyterians.

Teresa Culbert, aged 73,
The only RC in the row

With a piggery, a turf house
And a shed to her name.

Copyright with Cathy Leonard 2018

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