IRISH NATIONAL BETRAYAL

Remove our national flag from the
Mast you betraying 'Provisionals',
For you have replaced our Tricolour
With Britain’s imperial ‘Union Jack’.
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For in your hands our ‘Tricolour’
Was contaminated- our national flag
Which enshrouded the remains of
Many of our departed patriots…
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And often when I think of the latter
Who fought and died for the freedom
Of our little western island I salute
Our national flag with pride.
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But when I see it claimed by those
Who have betrayed our people by
Selling out for political and financial gain
My anger arises akin to mount Everest.

For how could you co-operate with the
British invader while brave republicans
Like young Bobby Sands and Patsy O'Hara
Suffered and prematurely died?
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Liam Ó Comáin

An Irish poet now living in Derry City but originally from Limavady in County Derry in the north of the Island. more…

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