The Day Has Come For Me to Meet My Fate

by Bronagh McDermott

The day has come for me to meet my fate
Only 14 months, 14 months ago
We drank and partied and laughed together
We will never have this ever again
Because I am gone; he wanted me gone
He signed away my life, his best friend’s life.
The divide between our side has gone too far.

Reproduced with author’s permission. Written during Poetry as Commemoration workshops led by James Conor Patterson at Mount Lourdes Grammar School, Enniskillen in November 2023.