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Earth Gives Healing

In times before corporations Shareholders and their greed Earth gave healing to humankind Harnessed by understanding, according to need. From painkilling properties …

Breaching the Veil

Death creeps like a shadow and darkens our lives… In time the truth we see The shadow is cast by the unseen …

The Pearly Gates

I I was talking to a widow And she was telling the tale to me About one night in the moonlight Her …

Irish Family Funerals

Last Patricks Day, everyone else went to the parade dressed in green. Not us. We are Cartys We are from Longford. We …

Elegy – Sweet Afton

It was just another brand Just another cigarette Nothing of which to be proud Or noteworthy, but yet To those who with …

Kid in a Cart in Kosovo

This poem is a few years old. To this day, there are still Roma, Egyptian and Ashkali families in lead polluted homes, …

Woe to the Conquerer

Faith and flag displayed, crimson flowed, Vanquished, the foe is fallen, subdued The conqueror to Regent and God dedicates This lands, these …

I Stood And Watched

I stood and watched by a lake Birds fly overhead A lone swallow took a swoop Over graves of the dead Who …

Lovers of Valdaro

As in life, in death, they lie, embraced In the Eternal Cloak of the cold cold ground The warm bonds of an …

Death on a Traintrack

A stopped train, and I awaken In the middle of some godforsaken Piece of country, as an announcement is making By some …

A Phonecall Overheard

A double suicide delayed by train back to Dublin after the Poets Express event in 2010. The pointlessness of it inspired the …

From the Womb She Speaks

Abortion promotes women’s rights we are told – forgetting that at least half the victims of abortion are female, even more where …

Samhain – Celtic New Year

From the other side they come To look after those that to them are dear The Spirits from the Otherworld At the …

Murder of a Worm in Scotland

I saw the murder of a worm On a sunny morning as I did yawn And a bird, probably a blackbird Committed …

An Cailín Bocht Marbh

An dán seo as Bearla Áileann a bhí a h-aghaidh, Agus dathúil soiléir a bhí a tón, Bhí airgead go leor ina …

December 8th 2011

Cold wet soil of winter Is now her bed, darkness Eternal, wooden case embraces The body now still, but she Feels not …

Once There Dwelt A Scotsman

Story of isolation, death, and how a burglar was more Christian than the townsfolk…, the latest of the old poems restored to …

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