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Long Ireland Poems

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An Uppercut I Remember
Dad hit me only once, an upper cut to the solar plexus. It nearly lifted me off my feet. I was 17 then and already fairly tall, 6’1.” He was 48 and of medium height,...

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Categories: ireland, father son,
Form: Blank verse

Patsy Foley Was Roly-Poly in 1947
It may have been the devil himself who prompted the kids in my schoolyard back in 1947 to chant "Patsy Foley's roly-poly from eating too much ravioli."

At first, no one could remember who started the...

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Categories: ireland, memory,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Truth is all an act in government exposed
One small little country which houses 
one of the highest paid governments 
in this modern world joke ran upside down

A big part of our life existing reality 
when the backbone is gone snakes appear with...

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Categories: betrayal, ireland, political, rights, society, truth,
Form: Political Verse
McGillicuddy's Wake
Two new crutches and two double shots of Bushmills Irish Whiskey enabled Joe Faherty to move from the back seat of Moira Murphy's 1976 Buick into Eagan's Funeral Home for Tim McGillicuddy's wake. At 87,...

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Categories: ireland, death of a friend, fantasy,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Voting With Our Feet
It seemed to me,
when I was eight,
U.S. Christian disciples and teachers
had been given so much grace

And had fundamentally boiled it down
to settling for such small subcontinental WhitePatriarchal colonizing gratitude
for God's universally healthy
multicultural EarthTribes.

It was so...

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Categories: ireland, community, destiny, earth, happiness, health, integrity, peace,
Form: Political Verse

Premium Member Seeking Sanctuary
Diaspora Dwellings

On my way into our sanctuary
this past Sunday morning
a woman I had met in choir
was strangely inclined
to share her family history.

Her dad came over from Ireland
because he wanted better business opportunities
for his healthy future.


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Categories: ireland, earth, family, green, health, history, home, travel,
Form: Prose Poetry
A Trick My Father Learned in Prison
I’m not saying my father hated the English, God forbid. If he were still alive, he’d hate to hear me say that. He’d correct me right away and say he didn’t hate the English. Truth...

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Categories: ireland, prison, war,
Form: Prose

In modern English people time, when the world was full of eminent joy, there lived a man of prestige who was totally the opposite of anyone who strives to form the...

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Categories: ireland, culture, humanity, i am, identity, image, mentor,
Form: Imagism
Nigerian Independence Celebration
As October 1 approaches, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY……………………
I have enormous tracts of land and vast volumes of water, but cannot feed myself.
So I spend $1 billion to import rice and another $2 billion on milk.
I produce...

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Categories: ireland, celebration, freedom,
Form: Alliteration
Call a Priest, My Father Said
My father never talked much about religion but he went to Mass every Sunday, the 6:30 Mass where few people would be and he wouldn’t have to deal with friends and neighbors. His contribution envelope...

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Categories: ireland, christian,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Off With His Head Wait Not So Fast
A legend of Ireland that lives long and hard through this very day
Is of Jack the widow’s son who took risks that truly did more than pay.
He and his frightened, broke mother were in dire...

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Categories: ireland, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th
Form: Rhyme
Are We Too Cold To Look Beyond
“Irish I am,” my mam speaks in hushed tones to the air
She questions still, seeming to her alone
Intones, “Ireland, O Ireland, what are you?
Where do you keep yourself, so I may rediscover you?”
Her speech unknown...

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Categories: devotion, heaven, home, ireland, longing, meaningful, passion,
Form: Free verse
My Parents Were Illegal Immigrants in the United States
In 1920, my father, 16, was a guest of the British government. He was a prisoner of their forces occupying Ireland at the time, a group called the Black and Tans.

One day he and seven...

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Categories: ireland, america, immigration,
Form: Prose
Premium Member The Bench in the Labyrinth
Deep in a silva of the Emerald Isle there hides a peculiar coppice,
Shaped in a spiral labyrinth which is seen only on the summer solstice. 

As the sun rises to its highest of tides and...

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Categories: adventure, fairy, grandfather, ireland,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Finn, Me and McGee
Me un Finn came  'round

In what did we found

The Pub, wid a very large lock

Aye keep the key where no one cann see

Said our find mate, Erik McJock

So, let us awl in, out spurted...

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Categories: ireland,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member The Snowflake That Sank The Titanic
The Snowflake That Sank The Titanic

It all begins with a single snowflake,
(Each one in itself unique)
Brought about through evaporation,
And returned by the force of gravity
In the form of snow to the planet,
To rest on the...

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Categories: ireland, education, fate, history, remember, world,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Whips Of History - 3
We will be the trustees of life's passions...
The villas of villainous Rome are burning behind me
from Capua to the Cisalpine Alps the skyline is smoldering from her savage sins,
monuments of luxury built, furnished,  and...

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Categories: ireland, history, passion, poetry,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member Celtic Woman Walk My Love
 Siúil a Run (Walk My Love) 
           Celtic Woman 

Walk Beside Me, You’ll Never Walk Alone  
Awakening, The Whole of The Moon	
Walking the...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ireland, music, woman,
Form: Pantoum
Dear Erick,
i remember like its yesterday when we first met.
Second Sunday of the cold July
few days to my parents anniversary.
you said,"Hi am Erick and I would love to know you!"
We exchanged numbers
we shared photos of...

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Categories: ireland, break up, lost,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Seat of kings
A stone round standing fortress crowns forever beauty
The name translated to english Grianan means sunny spot or sun temple
The land bows down inspirational the view 
seat of the high kings dating back to 1700 B.C

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Categories: beautiful, green, inspirational, ireland,
Form: Free verse
He was a man of few words, except for what had to be heard or said,
Loving, caring and gentle this simplest of souls, proud in respect,
And reverence always bowing his head to a higher powers...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ireland, dedication, devotion, father, grandfather, love, memory, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sufficient Self
As a youngster he had dreamt of moving to a potato farm in Ireland

To escape from the brown rot of German post-world war II contamination

Just another plot on the map to sufficient existence and to...

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Categories: ireland, dark,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ireland - a divided island part three
  kaisers, kings and emperors fight for territory
  dispensable bodies left in the ground on foreign soil, unreturned
  militarisation of memory and folly
  the Irish nation half-wrenched from a bloodied and...

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© Ian Love  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: community, history, ireland, time,
Form: Narrative
Paddy Murphy's Wake
The priest had been here earlier and the rosary was said
and relatives and friends in single file were offering condolences.
"Sorry for your troubles," one by one they said, 
bending over Maggie Murphy, silent in her...

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Categories: ireland,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Anglo-Norman arising
  the wealth of norman England is poised to grow
  towns enlarge, markets exchange, a fresh fertilising sprinkled culture
  kingdoms extend with numbers reducing
  old and new empires jostle, reshaping across...

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© Ian Love  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ireland, england, history, identity, immigration, language, people, social,
Form: Narrative