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Unit 1.4 – Irish Poetry

Difficulty: Hard

Time: 4 minutes 30 seconds

 

A Priceless Simplicity by Pat Ingoldsby

 

You sat in beside me on the bus

because you wanted to.

You talked to me with

a lovely loud open voice

which doesn’t know the meaning

of shyness or inhibition

or fear of saying the wrong thing

and many people in this world

would call you simple.

 

You have got free travel

because your special allowance

isn’t really very special

and nobody would ever dream

of giving you a job

unless they needed a man to

clean out a public convenience.

 

Everybody upstairs on the bus

heard every lovely disabled

word that you spoke

but nobody turned around to see the lovely man who was speaking them.

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