Irish Local Politics Drama
by Brendan Strong
The meeting was called to order.
“How DARE you”, said the councillor
“put a name
on this meeting
that has not
been passed by the council”
said the chair
“I meant “called to order”
in the sense that we should be orderly”
Stunned silence ensued.
No one had seen
a chair talk before.
they had heard it.
And what would be said?
“Councillor”, said the chair, “Of the time, take your share”
said the councillor
“is of utmost importance, and of incredible importance”
(someone reeled for the unnecessary repetition,
that was falling all over the floor)
“We agreed” (said the councillor) on resolution one oh four.
Yet the government are trying”
“Trying!” gasped the audience
“Trying to revert to ninety four”
“I will have to check” Said the manager
“On the statute you have met
With such awful disdain”
“Well,” said the councillor
“That says it all, and now, I’m off to Spain”