Bobby Sands

The Rhythm Of Time - Poem by Bobby Sands

There's an inner thing in every man,
Do you know this thing my friend?
It has withstood the blows of a million years,
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  • Margaret O Driscoll (1/24/2016 4:44:00 AM)

    Powerful poem by a hero who 'died in great defiance' (Report) Reply

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  • (9/15/2013 10:17:00 AM)

    On reading Rhythm of Time by Bobby Sands

    Self righteous be the order short
    The base camp days away
    The reason without purpose
    Grand hubris belayed,
    The fight that says
    You'll be destroyed,
    But cur who will not try
    The light that falls
    On cold pale cheeks
    Who looks and walks away
    From stoney failed offerings
    Whom turned from lighted day,
    The heart that says
    It is but fear, I rise to die today,
    To face my foe
    And in that fight
    Expose a darkness by,
    Victory at ended day
    Or eternal cursed night,
    To stand and fall
    Accepting plight
    Surrendering to the cause,
    To breathe and sigh
    That last but once
    To hope and never know,
    Whether blood be lost
    Or by heated sacrifice
    Ignition of an epoch new,
    Or wasted as in countless trife
    The cause all proved untrue,
    But righteous are eternal truths
    From which the years subside
    No coin of currency can corrupt
    Or sad politic divide,
    No vacancy in that sacred course
    When right drives hearts engaged
    To immerse all life and history
    To cause and days til played
    And victory be told by those
    That watched and sniffed the flames
    And mulled the ruins in cautious day
    And thought upon cold graves.

    Danny Draper 16/9/2013
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  • William Marion (7/5/2012 2:38:00 AM)

    Tiocfaidh Ar La', God save Ireland. (Report) Reply

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