Surely This Has Changed The World – Hugh A Tague

Surely This Has Changed The World – Hugh A Tague

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Surely This Has Changed The World
by Hugh A Tague

The poet wrote repeatedly words of warning,
yet they fell upon a deaf crown. Battlefield Eire
destined to be warmed with the brotherhood’s red wine.
Surely this has changed the world.

Five decades past the firing squad’s crack of injustice.
still the bell of freedom is unheard in the isle of green.
Just six winters pass, Bogside bullets pierce the backs
of children and clergy. The lord’s day
bloodied by the cowardly hand of oppression.
Surely this has changed the world.

Today the responsibility is again cast onto man.
Rockets do the bidding of puppeteer nations, and
warheads speak to the children behind their own walls.
Battlefield Gaza, warmed with the innocent’s red wine.
Surely, nothing has changed this world.

This was inspired by the work of the poet;
Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais.

 

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I'm an American poet of Irish descent, I love to read and write poetry, any kind any time. Peace and love Yo, For more of my work: hughataguepoetry.wordpress.com

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