Last week saw the celebration of National limerick day and after countless weeks of coming on here and sniping over elections and general discontent, I thought I would present my very own ditty about the Mid Ulster Mail, which has been publishing news for the last 125 years.
Maybe I have also been inspired by the impending opening of the new Seamus Centre in Bellaghy - you see - I do mention the good things that are happening.
And if you turn to pages 32-33, you will get a first look at the exciting new ‘Home Place’ of our legendary poet.
I’m sure he would cringe at the following few lines, but here goes...
We are in the middle of nowhere
And yet the centre of everywhere
For the folks in the big smoke We are just culchies with yokes
For the folks in the big smoke
We are just culchies with yokes
But from the shores of the Lough
To the foot of the Sperrins
You will find the Mid Ulster Mail
And a community spirit that will always prevail.