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Give Ireland back to the Irish

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Give Ireland back to the Irish

The familiar sound of gunshots 
rings out in the dead of night,
As a sniper takes position in the 
bushes out of sight,
Past my front door I hear the 
sound of many marching feet,
As 2 Para make their presence 
felt upon a Belfast street,
Gerry Adams does a hard days 
graft 'n' then it's homeward 
bound,
As a British soldier just 
nineteen lays bleeding on the 
ground,
Well he fought for queen 'n' 
country so it comes as no 
surprise,
As he draws his last 
breath,says a prayer and there 
a hero dies,
So many slain civilians(they're 
just casualties of war,
Do the f*ckers even realise 
what it is they're fighting for?
Or has the whole point of it got 
lost in the mists of time?
The Ira take credit for their 
latest deadly crime,
In a safe house miles from 
nowhere there's three loyalists 
lying dead,
One in a grave (he was buried 
alive) and two with one straight 
through the head,
But the score it was evened 
before the cock crowed,three 
catholic civilians were slain,
And there's rumours of 
vengeance and fights to the 
death and calls to keep calm 
from Sinn Fein,
As politicians armed with pens 
sit counting up lost lives,
The Ulster Paramilitary sit 
sharpening their knives,
And loading slugs into the clip 
of someone else's gun,
"Come on now lads there's dirty 
deeds awaiting to be done"
In Londonderry,County Down,in 
Belfast,Newry too,
The Catholics and the 
Protestants keep Ireland torn in 
two,
As our children grow in the 
shadow of fear,
There's a stench of death and 
bloodshed here,
So you with the power please 
give us the chance,
To find a solution and finish the 
dance,
Give Ireland back to the Irish 
pleeaasssse!
Or bring the whole damned 
nation crashing down to its 
knees.

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  1. Date: 5/21/2013 4:39:00 AM
    Politics... with the Almighty supporting both sides... Terry (good, moving poem!)