Thomas Bracken

(21 December 1843 – 16 February 1898 / Clones, County Monaghan)

Thomas Bracken Poems

1. Not Understood 2/23/2005
2. God Defend New Zealand 1/1/2004
3. Spirit Of Song 4/14/2010
4. Pax Vobiscum 1/1/2004
5. M'Gillviray's Dream 4/14/2010

Not Understood

Not understood, we move along asunder;
Our paths grow wider as the seasons creep
Along the years; we marvel and we wonder
Why life is life, and then we fall asleep
Not understood.

Not understood, we gather false impressions
And hug them closer as the years go by;
Till virtues often seem to us transgressions;

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