to read JPs story NEW
WHO IS J.P. MCMENAMIN?
By Orville McCyclops. (The noted historian and part time ice
Mc Menamin was born on the 20th of April 1943.
was also born on the 20th of April.
The two men have never met because one of them is dead.
JP was born in a run down shack by a railway track
spent his childhood days.
World War 2 was at its height when JP was born.In just two years
the war was over.
Some people think that JP
did not get enough credit for ending
By all accounts, JP was a lovely child.
People talk about his pink, chubby cheeks
and his two dainty,
But all agree, that JP’s face,
was pale and white.
Some thought JP a strange child.
He never left the house for nine years.
Then the district nurse, noticed that the
umbilical cord had not been cut.
When young JP was growing up
he wanted to be an astronaut.
He used to climb into the washing machine
and ask his mother to activate the spin cycle.
He never made it to the moon
But he was very clean.
JP loved school
as long as he didn’t have to go to it.
JP began his writing career at school.
He started with crayons
and then moved on to a pencil.
In no time JP was writing stories
and even the odd poem
in his spare time.
When JP left school
he soon made his mark around Castlederg.
This came to an end when the police nicked
him for writing graffiti
Then one day JP tuned into the
Gerry Anderson show and his life
He sent Gerry a poem, Gerry read it.
He sent Gerry another poem
and Gerry read it too.
Gerry Anderson took JP under his wing.
There wasn’t a lot of room
because Jordie Tuft was in there too
with an auld buck goat.
JP has written six books and
hundreds of poems
yet he still has
time for the simple things in life
like running after bicycles
sitting in an oak tree
yelling “Cuckoo- cuckoo!”
Has fame changed JP?
Not a bit.
He is still as arrogant and big-headed as ever.
What is he working at now?
I hear you ask.
I spoke to him last night at his penthouse flat
He told me he was working on two books.
The Wit and Wisdom of Peter Robinson.
And The Lives and Loves of Sean "Romeo" Coyle complete with
The second book will soon be made into a film.
will play Sean Coyle
if he can lose four feet in height
before filming starts.
JP would like to wish all his fans a very happy Pancake Tuesday
and hopes to see you all soon in the back snug of Reilly’ pub.
© Copyright 2009
J P McMenamin