Hail!Hail! to a “Force of Nature” hushed …


On the day of Paul McBride’s funeral, we respectfully re-publish our (revised) poetic tribute.


“PMB … QC … RIP”

(A tribute to the late Paul McBride, QC)

Forthright; fearless; peerless …

no back seat for him –

and none for us.

Flamboyant boldness …

steadfast under fire –

cool, calm, no fuss.

Unfazed; remorseless …

intellect supreme –

a man you’d trust.

Stout friend; feared foe …

no caped sub on the bench –

so, on we must.

Our voice – his choice …

The Law bereft –

a force of nature hushed.

So, laud; applaud …

but be he not in vain

move up the bus!

Copyright © 25thMay1967, March 2012

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