by Keelan Langdon

Splattered with names and votes
Could be see as so worthless
It has had the biggest change
In shaping Ireland as I know it today.

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.