JJ Evendon

Freshman - 585 Points (31 May 1949)

1969 - Poem by JJ Evendon

1969 was when it all began
people being shot and the police were on the run.
Belfast became a war zone
with drive by shootings and petrol bombs thrown.
The army were called in to help take control
by mounting road blocks and putting out foot patrols.
But Republicans and Unionists hated one another to the core
ever since in 1690, King William of Orange won the war.
There could never be stability, no easy solution,
between fundamentalists and Catholics in the name of religion.
'Fight for victory and freedom' the opposing paramilitaries would cry
and a bullet aimed at the head was the usual quick reply.
Eire is an island and I believe it should be theirs,
and those that do not accept integration, given 25 years.
25 years in which to build trust and try,
or be taken with earth's first rocket to the moon launching July.

Form: Prose Poem


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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 27, 2015


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