A Tale of Truth and Lies

                 A Tale of Truth and Lies

A wise old Irishman by the name of O’Flynn

once stood on the stoop of “The Olde Sailor’s Inn”

and he cried in remorse for his most sorrowful sin

but alas, ’bout his tale, now shall where I begin?

T’was on the third of September in Nineteen and Ten

or perhaps t’was November as I think again. 

My memory was better far a ways back and when

as was most of meself as I recall of me then!

But less I digress let me now make amends

and get on with the tale without lies or emends.

If you seek out the most honest and truthful of friends

whilst some would suggest, some would say he pretends.

For O’Flynn as you’ll see was a man of his words

and a politico for sure with more feathers than birds

he could convince a good bishop his droppings weren’t turds

and if they’d be heeded become but the sweetest of curds.

And so that it was that on that fateful day

on the 16th of April or was it the 2nd of May,

that the honorable, sorrowful  O’Flynn had his say

on the stoop at the inn by the head of the bay?

For you see that this good man or some would say not

had said to some, but a little, but to some said a lot

and, in both situations on the truth he’d spoke naught 

or if there had been some it was surely stretched taut.

But on now to his tears that had flowed to the ground

at the “Olde Sailor’s Inn” and the precincts surround  

and I’ll tell you what happened each sight and each sound,

that is, if and when, my remembrance be found! 


                                Jack Downing

                                  Feb. 15, 2017

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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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5 Responses to A Tale of Truth and Lies

  1. Sally says:

    Wonderful Jack, just wonderful as usual!

  2. And as usual Sal, you are too kind!

  3. Denise Downing says:

    How cute

    Sent from my iPad


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