The Easter Rising
On the Easter weekend after WW I began,
When the religious Irish had their mind on god,
They concluded that life and death, the ban,
Was not the British’s, but theirs to span or fraud.
It was an armed insurrection against the gov,
Of the Irish Republican Brotherhood Military Council,
Made of the Irish Volunteers intending to shove,
The Ulster Volunteers who objected to home rule.
The Brotherhood won in 1922 when South Ireland,
Became independent from Britain very completely,
With 26 counties becoming ruled by their own hand,
And not Westminster of London city very distantly.
Copyright © Dominique Jon Apple Webb | Year Posted 2016
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