Poem 07

Metallic yellow tattooed across the skyline,

Concealing old conflict from tourist’s prying eyes.

Tales of giants and leprechauns,

Tales of kneecapping and pipe bombs.

Pretty art made for Instagrammers to post,

Reminders of hardship and loss for most.

Memorials to stand and pose beside,

Memorials that help us grieve with pride.

20 years on from battle endured,

The mental scars are yet to be cured.

We are more than sunken ships and proverb writers,

We are the survivors.

If you have enjoyed reading my work, please consider donating to my go fund me so as I can afford to keep doing what I love and what gives me a purpose in life- writing.

Published by Anna Kernahan

I’m a youth climate justice activist from Ireland

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