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If Truth Be Told

Sean Maguire with a poem from a published collection of his work. The poem was first published  in the Cringeblog.com May 2016. 

I read about your fall from grace, in 
the morning papers. 
Buttered toast melted my shaking 
hands, 
black coffee drenched half-made 
plans.   
You were the one, who cast doubt
that the truth would come out. 
Your pain was a shallow act, 
to hide the fact, 
your heart was intact, 
whilst mine beats like a broken drum 
for a murdered son.     

➽Seán Maguire has been writing poetry, song lyrics, short stories and non-fiction for over thirty years and has had a considerable amount of his work published in magazines, newspapers, anthologies and online blogs. The above poem is taken from his collection For Those Left Behind.

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Anthony McIntyre

Former IRA prisoner, spent 18 years in Long Kesh. Free Speech advocate, writer, historian, humanist, and researcher.

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