by James Brogan

Born a disadvantaged Man
Running from house to house
In fear and struggle I ran
Silent as a mouse

Time is ticking fast
They are after me now
In this race I am finishing last
No need for a row

Captured by the British
Time is moving slow
Buried is my body
On the Foxford Road.

Reproduced with kind permission of the author. This poem was composed in a Poetry as Commemoration workshops held at The Jackie Clarke Collection, Mayo, with students from St. Murdach’s College, Ballina, in October 2023.  The workshop was led by writer Martin Dyer.

Cover Image: Michael Tolan, Jackie Clarke Collection.