Through the Eyes of a Little Boy

by Emmet O’Dwyer

I am just a little boy,

I’m 12 years old,

All I see around me,

Is rubble, blood and gore.


I was in Croke Park

When the madness broke out

Bloody Sunday 1920



My Mom’s a Unionist,

My Dad’s a Rebel,

All I want is to be

A family again together.

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