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Bill Clohesy

The Marriage Breakers Tent

The Marriage Breakers Tent

‘Cuppa tea’, me mate said to me
‘Sure’, said I with a smile
‘Then I’ll be putting the kettle on
It will only take a wee while.’

We sat there in the twilight
Chattin’ as the sun set low
Sippin’ on our cups o’ tea
And watchin’ the campfire glow.

When – BANG – I fairly jumped
Flamin’ well caught me on the hop -
A rusty old truck had backfired
And came to a sudden stop.

This old bloke and his wife climbed out
And started to unpack their load
Cursin’ as they threw their stuff

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