Francis Duggan

They Are The Descendants Of Rebels - Poem by Francis Duggan

They are the descendants of rebels with rebel blood in every vein
You ask why the Cork flag is blood red to you do i have to explain
Since red is a dominant color and Cork men to the might of Britain refused to lay down
They fought and died for the green flag of Ireland in every Cork village and town

The reason Cork is known as the Rebel County is that it was there most of the fighting for Irish freedom was done
It was there that the most young lives were lost and the most battles were lost and won
Today there is peace in Cork County and the gift of life from the last warrior has long gone
But in the books of Irish history stories of brave Cork men live on

They are the descendants of rebels and the rebel blood does never die
In the D N A it does live on this is a fact and fact never lie
If Ireland again was invaded young Cork men would take up the resistance fight
It is in their blood to be warriors and warriors never cower to greater might

In Gaelic Football and Hurling they wear the red of Cork with pride
They are the descendants of rebels and history is on their side
The name of the Rebel County was paid for in bloodshed and tears
But the rebel blood lives on in young Cork men though the first rebels are dead for years

They are the descendants of rebels their ancestors were fearless and brave
Men who fought under the green flag of Ireland and did not fear the dark of the grave
They fought bravely though often outnumbered in every Cork village and town
And many of them died in their own blood such can be the price of renown.

Topic(s) of this poem: rebel

Form: Verse

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 10, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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