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About divilthebit

Husband/father/musician (guitar, banjo) singer/songwriter/poet, storyteller, writer (www.nuthollow.com) Irish speaker, B&B proprietor http://www.wix.com/divilthebit/teachancheoil

Radio

My grandmother loved the radio. I find now that I do too.    Detached not distant. Not at all. From whomever the words come she accepts warmly and shall feast on conversation’s hum.   She falls asleep and will wake … Continue reading

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On the Bunk

You recall those days when you should have been at school but well….ye weren’t? On the Bunk Who knows whose plan it was. We did it just because we could and in Hill Street met near the aptly named You … Continue reading

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They could be heroes

One can only applaud the bravery of the women who have recently come forward and rumbled these predatory sleekit cowardly c*nts. I hope the abusing bastards burn in hell. Some thoughts… They could be heroes Worth investment it would seem. … Continue reading

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No Glory in War

With all the pomp going on re 100 years anniversary of WW1 I felt this piece appropriate in light of the realities of war as suffered by innocent civilians, remembering too that soldiers are pawns of higher authorities. No Glory … Continue reading

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Zomboy and Scream Teen

Zomboy and Scream Teen ‘I haven’t eaten brains in more than a year,’… Zomboy sighed, releasing a tear. He missed skin and bones and all sorts of goo, stuff they wouldn’t even eat in a zoo! ‘I know what you … Continue reading

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Curtain Up

Many years ago I was in a school play. (Though mine was a small non speaking role I’m told it was pivotal in the play winning an All Ireland Irish language competition 🙂). Our daughter is involved in her school’s … Continue reading

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Lucky to be Superstitious

For the day that’s in it. From slumber’s dreary number and the bed I arose And acting inexactly I stubbed all me toes No relief from my grief could I find in the house Like a plastic gymnastic I put … Continue reading

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The Bedouin

A little piece of surreality on a wet October day…   The tent had been erected overnight, unknownst to the bin man who had to manoeuvre his truck around it. Not the normal first thing to be seen. Not in … Continue reading

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Bouquets

For a variety of reasons, happy and sad, I’ve recently noticed many bouquets here and there. Some thoughts below… Bouquets Road relics looking back sit beyond the reaper’s grasp. They seem all white on black in their bloom, the contrast … Continue reading

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Illegitimate

Often word weight is too much. In the telling it is over skimmed till gradually the meaning of such fades, the sentence neatly primmed.   Of the myriad ways to convey hate, embarrassment, or official fear, the appalling, ill-used ‘illegitimate’ … Continue reading

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