Margaret Thatcher Joins IRA
Sam's Cross: Poems
At a ritual ceremony in a fairy ring fort
Near Bodenstown Graveyard Co. Kildare
(Burial place of Theobald Wolfe Tone)
Margaret Thatcher joined the IRA
And the IRA joined Margaret Thatcher.
Black dresses were worn by all for the occasion
In which a historical union was consummated.
On the circular bank of the rath,
Gunmen and High Tories crawled on all fours
Jangling their testicles;
While the sun gleamed off their buttocks.
At the navel of the rath
Waltzed Ruraí Ó Brádaigh,
His arms round Mrs Thatcher
In a sweet embrace.
Behind them Messrs
Airey Neave & Daithí O'Connell
Shared a seat on a pig.
With Sir Ó Brádaigh, an Thatcher, an Neave, agus Sir O'Connell
playing cops and robbers in souterrains.
Meanwhile in his leaba (his grave)
In nearby Bodenstown
Theobald Wolfe Tone was to be observed
Revolving sixty revolutions per minute;
This came as no suprise to observers
Since Tone was a thoroughgoing dissenter
And never would have had truck
With the likes of Margaret Thatcher or the IRA.