Bus driver Liam O’Connell from Ballyphehane, recently revealed a hidden talent.
When The Echo reporter Sarah Horgan went on the 202 bus, for her weekly, 'On the Buses' column, driver Liam wrote her a poem.
Sarah's 'On the Buses' goes into The Echo every Thursday.
See Liam's poem about Sarah below.
It's not the first time the driver has had his work recognised.
“I do a bit of poetry on the bus and during the strike I had one of my pieces read out by Neil Prendeville on the radio,” he said.
“The piece was up on Facebook and he managed to get hold of it somehow.
“The idea behind my poems isn’t to get them published. I normally just write them for friends.
"One of the poems I’m proudest of was for a friend who was getting married. I was best man at his wedding.”
Poetry has always come easy to Liam.
“I can get them done in 10 minutes. If something is annoying or bothering me I’ll get it down on paper straight away.”
Sarah's on the bus
With photographer Jim in tow
Getting stories from all of us
For her article in The Echo
We're sharing our experiences
As we travel to our stop
Some of us heading home
Others going out to shop
Some have funny stories
Some have tales of woe
Some wallow in their own glory
Some just like to pose for a photo
The driver pulls up to the stop
When we ring the bell
Taking on more passengers
With even more stories to tell
Sarah's filling up her notebook
Going up and down the stair
Jim snapping with his camera
As the ladies fix their hair.
We can't wait for Thursday's Echo
To see ourselves in print
In Cork's favourite newspaper
And it won't cost us a mint.
Liam reading his other poem, written during the strike is here too.