The Gerrity Stone

      With Saint Patrick’s Day rapidly approaching, I thought I would get the ball rolling with a new poem.. The story of the title is a bit amusing, at least I thought so, but here it is in any event.  One afternoon as I was driving to work on route I-95 north in Waltham, Mass.  I spotted a contractor’s truck that advertised granite and marble counter tops etc., and the name of the company was… Yeah, you guessed it “Gerrity Stone” and that got the old mind working, and here is the result.

     I do hope that you will enjoy it and that you have a wonderful St. Paddy’s Day.


Who'd want it anyway?

I’ll drink to that!

The Gerrity Stone

 Now it’s been well told

of the “Blarney”

but that rock

it stands not alone,

but tis sure you’ll not

be so eloquent

should you kiss of

the “Gerrity Stone”!


You’ll need not to hang

by heel or by toe

nor lay upon

mystical ground,

but merely stub your toe

upon it

and it’s the devil’s tongue

to be found!


In a language far

from the charmin’

and in words surely not

of your own,

you will loudly express

and crudely profess

your curse on

that “Gerrity Stone”!


Jack Downing

Dec. 2013

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to The Gerrity Stone

  1. At your age I thought you’d be writing about geriatric stone.

  2. haaaaa haaaaa haaaa, now that’s rich..Or maybe kidney stones, or gall stones.. Speaking of the latter, do Frenchman get “gaul” stones? And Englishmen get “steak and kidney pie stones”?

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