Martin O'Neill

Rookie - 12 Points (20-06-1958 / Solihull, Birmingham, England)

A Right Old Boot. - Poem by Martin O'Neill

She's an outbreak of gloom in the corner
An affront occluded by pain
She could moan all four legs off a donkey
And persuade it to walk off again

She can curdle the milk in your teacup
She can bore your glass eye to sleep
She can out glum a manic depressive
She can drive a blind hangman to weep

She's here as our union contact
Our problems should all go through her
But I think she's too many already
If it's ok with you I'll demur.


Comments about A Right Old Boot. by Martin O'Neill

  • Rookie - 288 Points John Brown (9/8/2012 1:39:00 PM)

    Very funny Martin an outbreak of gloom is a great line. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 750 Points Ruth Walters (8/4/2012 3:23:00 PM)

    so does that mean you're not going to romance her ¦ 0) tee hee not even a little bit ;))))) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 445 Points Danny Draper (3/25/2012 7:23:00 AM)

    Great humour very well written. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 592 Points Vanessa Hughes (3/20/2012 2:10:00 AM)

    Love this, the opening line just draws you in straight away, very funny x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Micmac Mccrory (3/8/2012 7:43:00 AM)

    I have married twice, so i know two old boots such as yours. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karen Deeks (3/7/2012 8:57:00 AM)

    Ha ha ha! ! Outbreak of doom in the corner (I think you met my mum!) and we used to have this concrete boot on our doorstep that we always felt represented her perfectly.
    I do love a bit of dry humour and this is mighty fine to encourage laughter lines... Karen (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 774 Points Juan Olivarez (2/22/2012 7:45:00 AM)

    Lots of humor, but I see it as a tribute to an old friend. Well what do I know. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 487 Points Patti Masterman (2/1/2012 10:22:00 PM)

    Ha, sounds like she needs the counseling she's supposed to be giving. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gone Away (3/16/2010 9:13:00 AM)

    Ha Ha! very funny....I have met a few of these in my time! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Jacqui Thewless (7/13/2009 7:39:00 PM)

    As above. Somebody's got to do it, though.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ted Sheridan (1/6/2009 8:36:00 AM)

    At first I thought this poem was about former Prime Minister Thatcher. LOL Very good style and l like your humor. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lauren Watkins (8/12/2008 6:28:00 AM)

    Hehe... I love the dry humour of this (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 2, 2012


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