The Shame of Ireland

The Shame of Ireland

I sought refuge in my homeland… I got betrayal

I sought safety in my homeland…. I got bruised

I sought peace in my homeland…. I got ridicule

I sought freedom in my homeland…I was chained

I sought pardon for no crime… I got persecution


…But my life is my life whether snatched and torn from me


Whether persecuted,

Whether chained,

Whether ridiculed

Whether bruised

I am still free because…

I have done no wrong

I have done no harm


And to the shame of those who stand on high ground

I have this to say,

The higher you stand,

The heavier you will fall

And let it be upon your own sword

Because evil has no solace

Evil has no platform

Evil thrives in the darkest corners

Of corruption, shame and abuse


And sadly so sadly my dearest friends and foes 

In this our homeland, our dearest beloved Ireland

Our Ireland who has suffered so much

In past decades and how

We blamed and ranted and swore Old England to the grave


But sadly so sadly my dearest fellow Irishmen and Women – today’s crimes

Perpetrated against innocent and not so innocent

Men, women and children of our dear Irish Isle

Are not the crimes of England

Nor are they the crimes of any foreign land

They are the crimes and the shame of an

Irish Democracy which has literally gone mad…

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Comment by jack colleton on January 25, 2018 at 14:05

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Comment by jack colleton on January 25, 2018 at 14:06

Wow. Awesome Prose.

Comment by Teri on January 25, 2018 at 15:51

Thank you Jack - for support...

Comment by jack colleton on January 25, 2018 at 17:44

My Pleasure And You Spoke For Me Too.

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