We Are Irish

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We Are Irish
 
Our mouths
Are watering
To make words:
 
            We are Irish.
 
Minds
Mist-covered
Pry open
Ancient secrets.
 
Our ancestors fill
The earth with
Reams of poems.
 
Dark shadows mark
The site where they
Were slain.
 
            We are Irish.
 
Our hearts
Heavy with history
Shaped by our laughter.
 
Our verses
Inherited
On the wing
Sing for all times.
 
Our wars to be a people
Crowned us,
Misnamed our calling,
 
Forged poet’s words
Into bullets.
Our dreams
 
Invented by reality
Yet
Dance after hours.
 
            We are Irish!                                                                                                        
 
            

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