~ Green Is Not Me Enemy~
"Photographs of Ireland" Picture"
Green is not my enemy
it is one of my hearts best friends,
For it teases and tantalizes my spirit
and takes me way back to where and when.
Where: was County Cork, Ireland
When: was exodus of clan folks during potato blight,
How: was a ship headed toward the US
for a new life's hope delight.
Now: being a 3rd generation descendant down
with roots planted firmly inU.S. soil,
I`ve so long wondered if name Coffey
were just a figment
of Daddys imagination story boils.
Aye, e tole me as a wee one
I were fermented in an Irish cabbage patch,
Where kin clansmen did a toe dancin jig ditty
on Saturday nights, n` none's dwelling held a latch.
E say: Sherry me Sweet Darling
ye ere of tha Royal Ancestery
as ye are a root "O" the mystery Isle
where all folks love n` smile constantly.
Then e told me of the Dancin Leprechauns
n` tha Cork`s kissing stone,
E then says, Lass yere past is filled wid merriment
n`yere a creature of the blarney blatherin home.
Oh, how I laughed and I giggled
with his many heart warming tale spiels,
Sometimes as I grew older, I`d wonder
if t`were naught a touch "O" his liquor reels.
Yet, when he spoke "O" tha time "O" his grandfolks leavin
tha Cork port, I`d see on his cheek a tear,
He`d speak "O" tha fields in a near whisper
n` his rendition of:
"I`ll Take Ye Back Home A`gin Katleen
n`was sung much like a reverent prayer.
Na, Green is not me enemy
tis me avenue of touching me ancestral roots,
It`s also a recall avenue of laughter's funny bones boosting
when I close my eyes and remember his pet name of
" My Little Irish Toots"
Author: Sherry Kersey
MusicGitpickers Midi`s- Tune:Wild Irish