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An Honest Transaction (Free verse) by Christof
As the hat came round I looked at my coin, at the Queen's crown, And felt myself made traitor for a quid. The beet-faced collector said it was for the kids. To protest that I was English and, I guess, Probably a Unionist if the question was pressed Held less currency in a dark pub in Kilburn Than an Irish punt at the Bank of England In the muddled mid-90s, a year or so after The release of In the Name of the Father. An usher in Dublin had sneered with laughter When I took my accent to see it; wouldn't I rather See Robert de Niro in A Bronx Tale? Of course, my courage failed. And so, trying to think of Irish children And not the killers of Irish children I flipped in my pound.

Down the ladder: Teddy Bear

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Arithmetic Mean: 5.0
Weighted score: 5.0
Overall Rank: 7823
Posted: June 25, 2007 2:09 AM PDT; Last modified: June 25, 2007 3:53 AM PDT
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[10] Skamper @ | 25-Jun-07/4:45 PM | Reply
At first read I thought this was set in a Catholic Church...then a pub..but really it doesn't matter it's the lack of conviction in the character that holds the sting...Nice work.
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