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In praise of President O’Bama’s positivity

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Barack O’Bama wowed the Irish crowds with the Irish translation of his famous rallying cry!
Soon to be the most uttered ‘cúpla focal’ in modern Irish history, going forward
😉

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 With relegation finally sorted
Can we rise from the ashes?
So asks every despondent football fan ….

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Is féider linn !

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Can we keep alive our love
Throughout the summer drought
Waiting for the fixture list to scan?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Is féider linn !

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Can we recover our pride
Pensioners and young cubs alike
We of the Stamford Bridge clan?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Is féider linn !

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 From double winners – to nothing
Can we reverse the trend
So as not to be categorised also-ran?

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Is féider linn !

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Now Carlo’s gone
Every disenchanted Blue begs –
Can we finally get our man?

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Is féider linn !

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 And can we agree –
That stability
Should be part of Roman’s masterplan?

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Is féider linn !

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 And can we aspire
To a super-yacht like his
Or even a big bog-off catamaran?

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Is féider linn !

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 And finally, can we
Unequivocally
Be assured that our love runs true?
Avowedly assert, that our blood spills Blue?
Even if RA ups himself and his squillions – to Chechnya, or Kazakhstan?

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 Like, OMG! For-eva!

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 Is féider linn !

Monday 23rd May 2011. Dublin & Moneygall, Ireland

The President of the United states – popping over for a pint – and to find the missing apostrophe in his surname!!

He then wowed his audience by translating his famous rallying call into Irish.

Irish speakers will know that the phrase loses the rhyme (in the poem above) in translation – but hey ho!

‘cúpla focal’ : meaning a ‘couple of words’ of Irish. (pronunciation : coo-pla fuk-ill)

‘going forward’ : a nod to the over-used phrase of the recently ex-Taoisigh and non-lamented Brian Cowen

And as for Guinness :
The most coveted bit of free advertising – EVER! – and what do they do?

Newspapers and media all emblazoned with pictures of the President & his wife Michelle supping the national tipple – and Diageo announce hundreds of job losses!

Talk about an own-goal !

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/in-praise-of-president-obamas-positivity/