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Easna Ádhaimh - Adam`s Rib

DÁNTA DÚNTA le Mícheál Ó Coisdeala.

Samhlaím anois thú,
le do ghuthán beag soghluaiste,
is do bhuideal fíoruisce idir mhéara agat.
Eochaireacha ghluaisteáin ar sileadh le do lámh chlé,ar nós clocha choillteáin.
Nach breá an dóigh é mar a ghoid sibhse ar gcuid bristi! Mar a d`éirigh sibh ar chomhchéim linn san obair, mar a shaothraigh sibhse an ceart chun locht a fháil orainn!
`Is níl sibh dámanta ,a dheirfiúracha ,dá bharr, ar dhóigh ar bith!
Ach I gcroílár na hoiche,a thaisce,I do leaba cúng aonair, narbh fhearr leat ar gcuid bréaga a chloiseadh arís?Conas nar tháinig athrú ar an bhaint eadrainn ó chruthaigh Dia Eabha le heasna Ádhaimh...

I see you now with your mobile phone and little bottle of spring water,Car keys dangle from your left hand like the manhood of my castrated generation.Well may you gloat on how you stole our trousers,found equality in the arms of employment,and earned the right to point out our faults. It was long overdue, like a spinster`s first transfiguration.
But in the stillness of the early dawn, Don`t you still yearn to be held like a little girl?To be told the lies that only we can tell?,Of how nothing has really changed between us,since Adam`s rib was moulded into Eve.

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