Saturday, 27 February 2021
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Got this poem tonight from Prionsias [ = Frank ] a friend who has seen a lot of the vicious atrocities of Provo IRA who were founded in Dec 1969.
He is not on Blogspot [ or indeed Twitter or Facebook ] and he asked me to share this poem.
*They told me, McGuinness, they told me you were dead;
They brought bitter news of all the blood he shed;
I wept as I remembered how often I heard
Of Claudy and Mathers and of all the other dead*..
If I lived anywhere near where Prisoinsia does, I would certainly be very wary of ever revealing anything of my location - especially if I bravely recalled the bitter but inconvenient truth as he does.
He was led to write by the McGuinness Foundation recently offering a prize for a poem about their *hero*.