Oh, Mother, one hundred years by Angela E Brooks

Ireland’s history, written in blood,

Proclaims its children an eager sacrifice

Oh Mother, dry your tears

 

Too many years of sacrifice

Many years of bloody cries

Oh Mother, close your eyes

 

To the screams of Ireland’s children

Born to die, or live exiled

Oh Mother, close your ears

 

In twenty sixteen, don’t turn back to those years

Have hope in your heart, not fear

Oh Mother, no more tears.

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