Boom, Blast, Bomb

by Laura Sherry

The War of Independence 

Distraught, despair, destruction,

Explosions in the air,

Boom, blast, bomb,

People full of despair,

Anguish, atrocity, anger


Soldiers marching the streets,

Guns, gory, guards,

Debris everywhere,

War, weapons, woe,

Lives destroyed by the second,

Frightening, freedom, fighting.


Citizens wanted PEACE,


Written by Laura Sherry as part of Poetry as Commemoration workshops led by Lucinda Jacob in St. Matthew’s National School, Sandymount in May 2022.