A message to the Government

Article taken from Issue #4 of THE PEOPLE’S PAPER

irelandPeace is a most precious commodity
you must not let it be taken away
by extra-taxing our homes and water
on an errant path you stray.

The fox and badger have a home
birds of the air have nests
now our children have to emigrate across the foam
in search of a place to rest.

Babies are lifted from their warm cots
in what’s become the new dawn swoop
parents’ hearts are broken…voices mute
by the way that they’ve been duped.

Our ancestors fought hard to regain
what was taken from them by force
bewildered we watch this happening again
…as we march for justice-course.

Our long history of oppression
is rooted deeply within our psyche
flashbacks to mass repression
were triggered by the visit of the Troika.

Vivid visions of harsh Famine times
…people evicted from their homes
once again we bear witness and in recent times
…our Rights have become war-zones.

Pay careful heed…take good advice
listen to your people’s cry
come back to the Spirit of the Céide Fields
do not let this Country die.

© Norah Clifford Kelly
Norah is a writer of Meditational Nature and Social Justice Poetry, find her online at:


10 Replies to “A message to the Government”

  1. It’s very effortless to find out any topic on net as compared
    to books, as I found this article at this website.

  2. gamefly says:

    Do you have a spam issue on this website; I also am a blogger,
    and I was wanting to know your situation; we have
    created some nice procedures and we are looking to swap methods with others, be sure to shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  3. Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!
    Extremely useful information specially the last part 🙂 I care for such info a lot.
    I was seeking this particular info for a very long time. Thank
    you and good luck.

  4. Like!! I blog frequently and I really thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest.

  5. quest bars says:

    I’m gone to convey my little brother, that he should also pay a quick visit this website on regular basis to obtain updated from most recent news update.

  6. Having read this I believed it was extremely enlightening.
    I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this informative article together.
    I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and posting comments.

    But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  7. natalielise says:

    Hello! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content.
    Please let me know. Thanks plenty of fish natalielise

  8. I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the page layout of your blog?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content
    so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful
    lot of text for only having 1 or 2 images. Maybe you could space it out better?

  9. Hello there! This blog post could not be written any better!

    Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept talking about this. I am going to
    forward this information to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have a very good read.
    Thank you for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

five × two =

scroll to top
Follow by Email