1981

1981

A Poem by Thomas Fitzgerald
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A working that tells the story of Irish Mothers during a time of obsolete danger.

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As black flags ruffled,
And Mother's prayed,
One hundred candles were lit,
With his life he payed.

Don't let another one die,
My son is not a criminal,
A prisoner of war,
Their life's all terminal.

Two county's of ownership,
Both religions unstable,
Hundreds have died now,
The people incapable.

Their walls full of blood,
Slop out those dirt pans,
The prison couldn't care less,
God bless sweet Bobby Sands.
 

© 2011 Thomas Fitzgerald


Author's Note

Thomas Fitzgerald
A tribute to Bobby Sands. Thoughts welcome.

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I am reading this because I wrote a dated one too..I know this one's a tribute to someone who gave his life away, to make others lives more meaningful..there's agony in this poem, a tribute to the man's effort, his silent terminal endeavor which gets forgotten in the ebbs of time and events. I am glad at its existence and relevance, 20 years down the line :-)

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Oh! Wonderful poem. Back in my activist days he was a hero of our little group.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Thomas Fitzgerald

5 Years Ago

Indeed, it's a very strong inspiration for writing and emotion!
MomzillaNC

5 Years Ago

Truly. And too soon forgotten.
Beautiful, thank you for sharing!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Thomas Fitzgerald

7 Years Ago

Thank you Autumn
Beautiful write Thomas. Very sad and lovely dark story that is a little haunting. love it xxx

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a beautiful, though sad tribute, Thomas. Good work!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

nice format and the content is beautiful



Posted 8 Years Ago


This is beautiful, I really enjoyed the darkness I felt reading it. And the meaning behind it I can certainly respect, I hold a special place in my heart for political activists.

Posted 8 Years Ago


I never could see why the religious views of a country should cause the upheaval that Ireland has had,,We have so many different churches in America and seem to get along..Perhaps we are lucky..maybe not..Kathie

Posted 8 Years Ago


This poems shows a time when people weren't as safe as they should have been. To me this has a voice of fear but comfort, but of which I can not explain why.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Like many on here I have never heard of Bobby Sands. After reading this poem I goggled his name to learn more. I think that is one of the best tributes one person can give another. To open other people's eyes to the deeds of another. Wonderful write.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Saddening....yeat eye opening. You wrote in truth and spoke of the uglyness of war and bloodshed. Well written and thoughtful. The candles reminded me of spirits or souls already gone. A Mother's turmoil and pain. Deeply moving.

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Tags: Bobby Sands, War, Ireland, Danger, 1981

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Thomas Fitzgerald
Thomas Fitzgerald

Wexford, Leinster, Ireland



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