"Seven bums and fourteen legs,
a brazen ecstasy which begs
the question some of us are asking -
is Peter Goulding multi-tasking?"

Martin Parker, Editor, Lighten Up Online

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Too much heartbreak

I feel a poet often has a neeed, indeed has a responsibility to record moments of deep emotion for the nation.
However some events are so traumatic that mere words could never adequately express the national grief we are all experiencing at the news that Ronan and Yvonne are splitting up. First Brian and Kerri, then Katie and Peter and now this lovely, committed young couple are suffering the heartbreak of separation. We are sharing their emotional trauma and can only hope they find it in their hearts to attempt a reconciliation.
The only light on the horizon at this time is that hopefully Ireland might reach the Final of Eurovision tonight and temporarily lift the national gloom...


  1. Life is a Rollercoaster Pete, Ya jus, gotta ride it.

  2. I like emotional rollercoasters tho...

  3. It's an emotional rollercoaster of a week alright

  4. "Perfection cannot exist in the same place as love" quoting some sappy Hello photog cum philosopher. Maybe lightbulbs have an effect on the prostagladins makes one "lose that loving feeling"?

  5. my life indeed has been almost permanantly distressed.. If Niamh doesn't do the job for us tonight, I may have to consider giving up altogether!

  6. What happened? Who? Are they poets? Writers? I must be reading the wrong newspapers

  7. Michael, these are the people we, in our literary pretensions, aspire to be. I've heard that Bob himself has praised Boyzone and Atomic Kitten for their lyrical dexterity. Life is a rollercoaster - what modern day poet could dream up such a metaphor?

  8. Peter what is a rollercoaster? A round thing for putting your sherry glass on?

  9. Disaster! what hope is there for the rest of us? Oh! The triple curse of beauty, money and talen..
    oh. wrong couple.