A POEM FOR CHRISTMAS – FROM LETTERKENNY MAN STEPHEN LARKIN IN AMERICA

first_imgHome for Christmas Day (by Stephen Larkin from McNeely Villas but now in Philadelphia)Steve LarkinIt’s seventeen years since I’ve spent Christmas in Letterkenny town I’ve made a new home in a new land now and it’s well I’m settled downI wonder how much it’s changed since the time that I lived thereWhen we sat on the bank railing watching girls pass by, in front of the market square. On Christmas Day the town was dry, there was not a drop to be foundExcept in every establishment on the drinkers undergroundThere’s a gathering not to be missed, as traditional as Turkey and HamIt’s to sneak yourself in the back door for the Christmas morning dramIt was only a couple of hours but on a special kind of dayGreat craic with friends and neighbours, some returned from far awayNo man short on style nor funds in the Christmas morning crowd And the drink tasted ten times better when you knew it wasn’t allowedWe used to host a party on Christmas, later in the dayFor them who finished their dinner and could, it was an excuse to slip awayWe had a fire, music, drink and food and video games to play We partied till the wee hours with friends and neighbors, including Dempsey and Stephen and KayI spend each Christmas in America now as my kids are not yet grownAnd I often think of the times I had, which these boys will never have knownMaybe a few years from now, when my boys will be making their own wayI’ll pack a bag and travel light and be home for Christmas DayA POEM FOR CHRISTMAS – FROM LETTERKENNY MAN STEPHEN LARKIN IN AMERICA was last modified: December 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:A POEM FOR CHRISTMAS – FROM LETTERKENNY MAN STEPHEN LARKIN IN AMERICAlast_img read more