by Theo

Glorious hellfire,
Whispering in the darkness,
Its light spreading through the cracks,
A deadly beacon,
It serves as a memoir,
Of brothers and sisters,
Fighting under an ancient piece of rubble.

Bitter wise men kindle the flame,
And bright-eyed children
Swarm to it like moths.
Their undying allegiance,
Is thinker than blood,
But many find themselves,

Written by Theo as part of Poetry as Commemoration workshops led by Mark Granier in North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School, Bray in September 2023.