Backing the wee man
He's not Blair. He's not Brown,
He's not any of the other clowns.
He's not a war criminal,
Nor a multimillionaire
From telling other criminals what they want to hear.
He's just a decent sort of a wee man.
In these times they are hard to find.
Now the crowd I used to run with, the rrrrevolutionaries,
They will be gearing up,
Getting out the mega phones,
The wee man is not clear on this,
The wee man is not clear on that.
And I have no doubt they are right.
Myself, like all of them, I used to know
everything about everything.
But the question is this,
How come there are tens of thousands following Corbyn,
And the rrrrevolutionaries are a bit thin on the ground.
Maybe there was after all something
We did not know.
I never did know everything and never will.
So with a bit of humility
wee Mister Corbyn I am backing you.
Sure I will watch you.
But not with the eyes of a hawk.
Not with the eyes of an arrogant
But the eyes of somebody who wants you
to make some changes for the better.
Now do not get me wrong.
I am still revolutionary, just not rrrrevolutionary.
The years have educated me a bit.
I know now what I did not know before:
I do not know everything,
But do know that dialogue is more important than monologue.
that my ears are just as important as my mouth.
So good luck Mister Corbyn.
Stand up to the monsters.
Do your best.
Give the working people a fair shot.
John Throne is a former member of the Administrative Council (National Executive) of the Irish Labour Party. Former member of the International Secretariat of the Committee For a Workers International. He now knows less than he knew then and is so more knowledgeable. His novel, The Donegal Woman (The Drumkeen Press, 2006) will shortly be available as an eBook.