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Maggie O’Connell
by Steve E Ralph

Saturday, November 11, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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(Can be sung to the tune of The Mountains Of Mourne,)




Oh Maggie O’Connell you’re a sight to behold,

With your sparkling blue eyes, and your long hair of gold,

Each sway of your hips is a blessing to see,

But I thank the good lord you’re not married to me,


Though I know the young fellow that bought you you’re ring,

He works till his poor hands are blistered and sting,

From daybreak to nightfall, he works in the mine,

While Maggie O’Connell, you have a fine time,


Don’t try to deny it, for I’ve seen you at night,

With your blouse barely fastened and your trousers skin tight,

Or that tiny wee skirt that fits more like a belt,

Oh Maggie O’Connell just look at yourself,


You’re a fine looking woman, but it’s the talk of the town,

The way you cheat on your husband, while he’s underground,

Working the coalface all hours that God sends,

Earning the money that you love to spend,


With his lungs full of coal dust, he splutters and coughs,

Works till you’d think the mans arms will fall off,

But he won’t take a breather no he won’t take a break,

He’d work to the grave, for his sweet Maggie’s sake,


Because he believes that you love him, the way he loves you,

And I haven’t the heart girl, to tell him the truth,

Though I’ve tried to so often, the words will not come,

For I’ve no great desire, to break the heart of my son.




By S.E.Ralph





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Reviewed by Michelle Mills 11/13/2006
Oh wow, Steve this is so sad...the ending is heart breaking. I hope it's fiction and not true! By the way, not everyone can write a great rhyming poem, but you have done so beautifully. You get in, tell the story, captivate the reader, and get out again...without alot of filler words that make the piece sound amateurish. Very enjoyable, well constructed poem. Blessings, Michelle
Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre 11/13/2006
Very well written!
Reviewed by CJ Heck 11/13/2006
Hello Steve, nice to 'meet' and read you. This poem is exceptional -- your rhyme and meter are flawless! Again, exceptional.
My very warmest regards,
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 11/12/2006
Again,you have written a fabulous story with an awesome
ending and suprise twist mastered with the usual S.Ralph's
perfect rhythm rhyme and verse.
Top work Steve,
Best wishes always to you and yours

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