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Dónall Dempsey

Rookie - 36 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

' ' ' UNDER A HEAD OF CABBAGE(Tanka)


My cries thrown to the skies
that witness birth of baby
in this barren field.
Seagulls mimicing my screams
as they turn into: HEADLINES.

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This was the infamous KERRY BABY case in which a young girl gave birth in a field after successfully hiding her pregnancy. This was the Holy Ireland of then where the arrogance of ignorance was greater than compassion and understanding.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Edited: Monday, August 31, 2009

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