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moorsy

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Re: Dunderin Ins
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2008, 12:29:18 AM »

  Ormeau bakery got no more horses
  Dam,d electric carts now do their courses
  but weest a minute, what,s that greetin
  them clip clop sounds down by oul Ma Meekins
  Its Maggie Rollins from sandy row
  her oul nag an cart are movin slow
  shoutin,singin her oul cart piggin
  galer yer regs and left aff clothes
  I,ll give ye a bob for yer bundle of those
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2008, 03:44:31 AM »
When I was a kid, during the Summer holidays, I would go with the
milkman with his horse and cart on the remainder of his rounds,

I helped delivering the milk to the houses, and as an added bonus for the milkman, I picked up any coal that was lying on the street from the coalmen's carts.

Sometimes he let me take the horse's reins.  I thought that I was controlling the horse, but I think that old nag knew the route better than me. :-[
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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2008, 01:06:52 PM »
BLOOM. Was there anything better than sitting  up on the seat of the cart, looking down on your world on sat/morning then of to the pictures to see Hopalong Cassidy.
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2008, 01:36:44 PM »
 Childer back from school,the street is hivin,
 Wee girls laughin,playin,jivin,
 Freckles,ginger hair,and pigtails flyin,
 Skirts tucked inta knickers,skipping rope,
 Wee Sammy Reid,  silly we dope,
 Calls them names and gets bate up
 Hopscotch squares.Sammy gurnin,
 Boys playin marlies,fightin,cheatin,
 Harried mothers yellin for their weens,
 Front doors slam from til to shut,
 to the want-in whine of a black stray mutt,

 Quietness falls on Carmel Street,
 Granda Brown can get to sleep
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Re: Dunderin Ins
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2008, 05:44:08 PM »
Laying in bed on a Saturday morning, listening to mom and dad talking in the kitchen below and hearing the cups, plates and cutlery clattering as they got ready to set the table and cook breakfast. Finally the smell of fried bacon and eggs wafting up the stairs and you knew it was time to get up. Ahhhh bliss.

Another great poem there moorsy. I remember those days playing on the street. Dolls and prams.
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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2008, 06:20:53 PM »
Who could stay in bed with the fry on?

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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2008, 06:44:05 PM »
 The miss Aikens shop is on the corner
 Spinster sisters never takin
 To ould now,for courtin,matin.
 Were ye goin ma?  I,m away to the bakery
 can I come to,says her starvin wee son,
 Kathleen McGimpsey  there with her mum,
 finishing off her paris bun.
 Annie Armstrong,s grocery is aways piggin,
 very little business fer that cheatin bizom
Fusco,s chippy is on the Ormeau
 greasy fish an frizzeled pasties
 I,d rather go to Pat McCaskey,s.
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2008, 07:05:12 PM »
You write them so quickly and so well ! Every one brings back a memory and Paris Buns were one of my favorites. They had that lovely crunchy sugary topping. Thanks moorsy, never had my name in a poem before :)
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Re: Dunderin Ins
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2008, 09:46:18 PM »
MOORSY

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BLOOM. Was there anything better than sitting  up on the seat of the cart, looking down on your world

Until the horse lifted it's tail. :-[ :D
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« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2008, 11:10:31 PM »
MOORSY

Until the horse lifted it's tail. :-[ :D
 
 Ah, the scent of nature,cleans the sinuses. My gran would run out to scope up the crap for her roses.
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Re: Dunderin Ins
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2008, 05:13:31 AM »
 I think that I have a funny sense of smell, the smell of freshly manufactured

horse manure, or road killed Skunk, never really bothered me too much. 8)

It must have been because of the Company I hung with. :-[ ::) :D
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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2008, 12:23:32 PM »
Brilliant poems Moorsy

They so reflect what it was like to be living in poverty stricken streets of Belfast years ago.  Thank goodness, times are not just as tough now although I recognised that there are still quite poor families yet.


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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2008, 03:39:30 PM »
Ddstoney, I guess as one gets older ones thoughts go back to their childhood more and more. For better or worst.
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2008, 03:49:09 PM »
Great poems Moorsy O0 I enjoyed them all  :) they bring back a lot of memories  :) thanks for sharing them  O0
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2008, 05:46:05 PM »
Reading these poems and the messages they give along with all the other threads on this forum, we could make a very successful soap opera based in Belfast, if not the whole of Northern Ireland and it doesnt all have to be about the troubles, just the day to day lives of ordinary people.

Dublin has Fair City and a few others, Scotland and England have had theirs, so why not Northern Ireland.