1711

1711

A Poem by Thomas Fitzgerald
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My take on the infamous Irish witch trial of 1711.

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Shattered glass gives way to plunder,
Lets take her limbs to rip asunder,
Galant men on horseback cheer,
Catch a glimpse of the breast my dear.

Witches burned in stocks first hand,
Pelt the head with rocks of sand,
Silly woman preaches demons come,
Scottish nonsense of barrelled rum.

Fear amounts to nothing in blood,
A curse does whisper for an evil flood,
Let them rot in jails of mud and dirt,
Now they feel how it is to hurt.

Innocent skirts torn from flesh so pink,
Those men in church the depths to sink,
In times when ignorance was very plenty,
The cost of law simple two and twenty.

Our island of Ireland followed ever true,
To Europe's obsession with magic all new,
1711 the year Ms. Dunbar screamed loud,
All hope was lost for the eight in the crowd.

© 2017 Thomas Fitzgerald



Author's Note

Thomas Fitzgerald
Enjoy and leave a comment if you wish my darlings, I adore you all.

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A amazing and worthwhile story shared in the poetry dear Thomas. The sad part. History is repeated over and over again. It is sad we seek different over sameness. I hope you are doing well my friend and thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

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Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Week Ago

Thank you Coyote.
Coyote Poetry

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You are welcome my friend.



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I recently read a book about the Scottish Witch Trials, left me so angry and depressed. Such barbaric happenings should never be forgotten, my Pagan heart is sickened to read about such things and yet, they were times that hopefully humanity will learn from and never repeat like so many abhorrent times in history, brilliant Thomas :)

Posted 6 Days Ago


A lovely rhyming write on the atrocities of long ago that still haunts us today. Nicely written, a pleasure to read!

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Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Week Ago

Thank you Andrew.
A amazing and worthwhile story shared in the poetry dear Thomas. The sad part. History is repeated over and over again. It is sad we seek different over sameness. I hope you are doing well my friend and thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Week Ago

Thank you Coyote.
Coyote Poetry

11 Hours Ago

You are welcome my friend.
i love it ..smooth rhythm and rhyme sir! me Da and family are from County Donegal yet i have never heard of the witch trial of 1711 ..thank you so much for enlightening me in such a well written poem .. great stuff says i!
E.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Week Ago

Thank you.
“The more things change the more they stay the same”
or so ‘tis said and surely it’s the truth.
It seem good sense had conquered that fools game,
but still the witch-hunts show us man’s uncouth.

Neither Island McGee nor Salem town,
could show the world a message that would last.
Atrocities in God’s name still abound,
And leave us all in wonder and aghast.

Outstanding how you’ve shined the light of time
back on this vile deed of long ago,
and did so with a first-rate, well-turned rhyme.
Perhaps, just one, who really needs to know,

will blow the whistle now, when there’s a doubt
as to some horrid notion tossed about


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

2 Weeks Ago

My dearest darling, thank you.
What a great theme.
The RC Church had intimidation down to a tee. Want to keep anyone in line - accuse them of witchcraft - who will argue with Mother Church?
And the witch-hunts continue today worldwide.
I look forward to more of your work Thomas.


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks you.
An excellent take on this tragedy and myth of ignorant people of yore. Reminds me of the Salem witch trials. You are raising our awareness.

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Thomas Fitzgerald

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Sami.
Sami Khalil

2 Weeks Ago

You are welcome.
The poem sends a chilling reality about what the world was like. what I really enjoyed about the poem is your choice of words and accompanying diction... well done!!!


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Abraham.

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Tags: Witch, Ireland, Burned, Stake, 1711, Europe, Witch Trial, Death, Murder, Demon, Magic.

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Thomas Fitzgerald

Wexford, Leinster, Ireland



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