Jackie Clarke

by Kapawsay

the smart young boy
loved to collect things
since the age of youth
to what he’s become is a
brilliant young man
to his knowledge he didn’t
know that he would play a
pretty big role.
his collection that he collection
helps us understand about our
country’s histories past, so to
this boy that liked to collect
we owe a big thanks!

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.