Is blood thicker than water?

by Kaylan, Anne, Cecila, Joyce, Kennedy

Blood and love are a funny thing,
Brothers and lovers, all together,
Opinions and beliefs leading to pain.
Conflict and hardship between people —
Those who once sat at the same table,
To never being in the same room.
From growing up together —
To fighting against each other
When independence is at stake —
If you were there, what would you do?
Is blood really thicker than water?

Written by Kaylan, Anne, Cecila, Joyce, Kennedy as part of Poetry as Commemoration workshops led by Mark Granier in North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School, Bray in September 2023.