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The Irish Question



What an absurdity!
Attempting
Moral justification
For the existence of
Two Irish State- lets?

An affront to the Irish
For the majority desires unity.
True democracy denied by others
Supporting a status quo.

The latter arising from
Invading foreigners
Giving rise to sectarianism
Culminating in a so-called
'Covenant’ supported by
Anti-democratic forces.

Based upon imperial blue- printing
To use religious differences for the sole
Purpose of opposing the right of a nation
To its own self-determination.
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Submitted on February 19, 2016

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCXX XADX EDEXXX BXCC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 493
Words 76
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 6, 4

Liam Ó Comáin

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