Robert Sheridan Poems

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Dark Becomes Dawn

Dark as pitch - Dawn spreads light
Dark as dead - Dawn expires graves
Dark withers - Dawn freshness wears
Dark un-paths - Dawn re-strides.

ǣ Ceallian Tð Ælmesse

(a call to alms)

fðlmes ðf þæt giernans
(hands of the beggars)

The Boston Tea Party

The moment we wake up
Before we put on our war-paint make up
We say a little anti-British prayer for you
While combing our Indian wigs now,

A White Rose

Reverence and humility
A rose without thorns
Purity and brightness;
You’re telling someone


A certain noise, a vain of laughter - comes
The folly of my wisdom hears their applause
Clapping, clapping - the thunder of a mischievous one
Spiteful people gain your attention through fear, not through love;

The Luck Of The Irish

A famine, then its aftermath
Happened between ’45 & ‘51
Caused initially by a spud blight
One potato, two potato, three potato more.

Boxer Rebellion

Once a upon a time, there was a Rebellion quite Chinese
Took place from November 1899 to September 1901 A.D.
The Boxers were considered somewhat anti-foreign –
When worn next to sensitive skin caused chaffing & itching.

Loretta Perfectus Walsh

She saw a 1917 recruitment poster
for the United States Navy - yeoman
meant women; Loretta joined; then
she became the first active duty

Hatfield’s & Mccoy’s

1878 – 1891 American lore
Bitterly feuding – a metaphor
Hatfield’s – West Virginia; the
McCoy’s – Old Kentucky region

Sherman’s March To The Sea

In 1864 we took a little trip
Along with General Sherman near the mighty Mississippi
We took a little hardtack and we took a lotta beans
And we caught the Confederacy in Savannah – there were a lot of screams.

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