The Sounds of War

by Pia Doyle


Another bomb destroying lives with a clang.


A tree cut down by the Republicans falling

With a crash.



The sound of tears to the floor,

Their last words to loved ones
Still hanging on 

Their lips.

Written by Pia Doyle as part of Poetry as Commemoration workshops led by Lucinda Jacob in St. Matthew’s National School, Sandymount in May 2022.