The Book

by Liam Moyles

Seeing the events unfold
right in front of me
was a sight to behold

Full of names and votes
Pride and honour

I was going to
Make a difference

So small in size
So big in purpose.

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.