Author Archives: John Moynes

In Algeria some people keep
Large herds of highly trained sheep
The shepherds in delight
In watching them fight
It’s enough to make anyone weep

John Moynes

Pic: Of Sheep and Men

England rugby supporters in Temple Bar

We all know that some tourists choose
To sit in a pub and drink booze
Though their numbers are down
There’s no need to frown
They’re thirsty, so landlords won’t lose

John Moynes

Rollingnews

Donald Trump’s lawyer says he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 of his own money

Making bad news go away
Is what lawyers do every day
But would one put his hand
In his own pocket and
Use wads of his own cash to pay?

John Moynes

Pics: InTouch

It’s high time that we all began
To fry some thin cakes in a pan
While in two other pots
Cook mushrooms, shallots
And add creme fraiche to finish the plan

John Moynes

Pic: Getty

The  mathematical symbol representing the concept of infinity.

Some boffins who teach up in Trinity
Have focused their minds on infinity
Which has applications
In complex equations
And may shed some light on Divinity

John Moynes

Pic: Wikipedia

In Tokyo there’s a public school
Which adopted a rather odd rule
“You can’t come in here
Without Armani gear”
As cheaper clothes look so uncool.

John Moynes

Pic: Reuters

A mass scuffle during the Mayo Vs Meath All-Ireland football final, 1996

The Congress of the GAA
Will be meeting before long to say
They’ve come up with a rule
For when losing one’s cool
Becomes an official melee.

John Moynes

Pic: RT√Č

US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, at Bastille Day military parade in Paris last July

Trump summoned a military aide
And demanded an army parade
Where soldiers can prance
Like what happens in France
In a tawdry and sad masquerade.

John Moynes

Pic: Getty

A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday

If you sneak a quick peek at the Dow
It won’t take you long to see how
All the prices are down
But there’s no need to frown
As you’ll pick up some great bargains now

John Moynes

Pic: AP

 

I’m not quite convinced I can cope
For this new fad for cutting up soap
It’s gone viral online
But I fear it’s a sign
That our species is far beyond hope.

John Moynes

Pic: Guardian