With Tensions High on Both Sides

by Ciaran Keaveney

A century ago, this week
I`m glad it’s not me
As fresh on the day
As blood poured
Down from both sides

Written as part of Poetry as Commemoration workshops for Transition Years led by Terry McDonagh and Mary Melvin Geoghegan in Castlerea Community School, Roscommon, in  October 2023.