Tackas’ First Post
In launching Tackas’ blog, Prattlinsofanirishman, it is my great pleasure to have been chosen as the launching pad for his new blog.
If you have followed Tackas and his tales on my blog you would be familiar with the very unique way in which he expresses himself.
To put you all in the picture with him I quote from his ‘About’ page:
My name is Shaun Tackan and this is my blog…….. I was born in O’Shanessy Street, in Loughrea, the second son to Mary Tackan and Patrick Tackan, my dad was best described to me by my mam as a complete waste of feckin space…….
Please offer me your comments on my work, as I am a beginning blogger and only doing it, as I want to improve meself.
If my words offend, or you don’t see any point in reading further then I suggest you go and feck off and not waste yours or my time.
So to launch Tackas’ into blog land I am happy to present his first poem in what I am sure he would like to think will be a long and poetic career.
Born into a poor household
She learned to do, so much with her hands
A lady of great talent
Gifted in language
It was always feck this feck that.
She did away with me dad
I never quite knew what she meant by that
But he was never in my life, only mam.
She made our home a loving one
There was always laughter and joy
She made sure we always were fed
She loved cooking, she’d gather us
Around the table, singing song,
Telling stories, listening to our tales
Of school and the learning we were
Trying to harness in our feeble minds.
She was never short on encouraging.
Me brother and I received the best from her
She defended us to the hilt,
She beat up a teacher one day, so she said.
We always got good grades.
She lived a full life
We never did without, surrounded by her love
We are who we are, all her doing,
In the end she died, she suffered,
The bravest woman I know.
Tackas in beginning his blogging career will be happy to feature on any blog as a guest blogger. All and any invitations of that kind can be left in the comments section below.
In the interests of promoting Tackas’ career in blogging he will respond to all comments, he will need the practice.