A Chance For Peace

by Eva Satchwell

One hundred years later,
We are together.

One hundred years ago,
We fought together.

We fought for each other,
We fought for freedom.

Freedom to be with our families,
Peacefully at home.

Freedom of power,
From our own country.

We fought for what we have now,
One hundred years later.

Written as part of Poetry as Commemoration workshops for Transition Years led by Terry McDonagh and Mary Melvin Geoghegan in Castlerea Community School, Roscommon, in  October 2023.