Francis Duggan

David Lloyd George - Poem by Francis Duggan

A hero in Britain his praises they sing
But then suppose one person's villian is another one's king
By him thousands of young Irish soldiers were left down
They fought and they died in their war for the Crown.

If you fight for us freedom for small Nations was the promise he made
But David Lloyd George the Welsh wizard knew the tricks of the trade
He went back on his word when the battles were won
And many an Irish mother left to weep alone for the death of her son.

Unremembered in Ireland their World War 1 dead
And many kind words about them have never been said
The British occupying forces in Ireland did remain
And the word of a politician was broken again.

David Lloyd George the Welsh wizard to give him his due
To the higher principles not one who was true
He went back on his word he was not one to trust
A trait one doesn't find in the hearts of the just.

The Prime Minister of Britain in World War 1
He went back on his word when the battles were won
But to do that he was not the first and he was not the last
And the past it is gone and the past is the past.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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