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Fair Land Lost

 Are you the one that blocked the sun?
That fired the bullet from the gun
That laughed aloud at what you’d done
To this fair land that cash built

That sat on high upon your throne
Surveying what you bought and owned
Unhearing of the anguished moans
Of this fair land that cash built

Was it you that sowed the seed
Nurtured it with savage greed
Watched it grow to barb clad weed
In this fair land that cash built

Did you set the tiger free
To spread disease and malady
Then killed it with unbridled glee
In this fair land that cash built

Did you cast your mantle dark
Extinguish love and caring heart
And dance upon the final spark
Of this fair land that cash built

You put Cuchulain’s name to shame
Sold you’re soul for foolish gain
On you’re children ladled pain
In this fair land that cash built

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  1. Date: 12/6/2011 12:14:00 PM
    Congrats on your featured poem this week Eamon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 8:31:00 PM
    eamon, I sense this one is very deep with symbolism. I get the meaning but it makes me wish to know who exactly you are referring to in some of the lines. Very nicely done. I love how this reads like the house that Jack built! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 7:59:00 AM
    There is such irony throughout this poem, especially in the refrain "In this fair land that cash built." Eamon, the reader can see your high moral values and sense the love that is in your heart for all of God's children. A thoughtful, heartfelt poem that emphasizes the senselessness of greed. Well done, my friend! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 7:07:00 AM
    Great lyric, Eamon. I really enjoyed your writing style throughout each stanza.

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 1:51:00 AM
    another fine write,eamon.i liked your thoughts about 'the fair land that cash built.'

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 3:05:00 PM
    deep write, Eamon.... thanks for your comments on my works.

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 2:18:00 PM
    well written Lyric and poem. very enjoyed