A Little Boy

by Stefan Calmus

A little boy,

Holding a rifle,

Defending his town

Against the Brits,

Standing his ground.


He walks along the road

Of his home town.

Passing the houses and shops.

He is still just

A little boy.

Written by Stefan Calmus in Poetry as Commemoration workshops led by Lucinda Jacob in St. Matthew’s National School, Sandymount in May 2022.