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War Is Over

Sean Maguire with a poem from a published collection of his work. 

The war, had a painful end,
killing what passed for life.

Peace, posed as a new friend,
white flags signalled, bitter strife.

Bullets lodged in broken bones,
gunfire dwells in lame minds.

Lonely hearts bleed,
on gravestones;

the dead tread gently along battle
lines.


➽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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