Rally cries and marching bands,
echo like seagulls screeching in
Faithful feet, skip to the beat of
hellbent on defeat of rival crowds,
hemmed in by riot police;
charged with keeping the peace.
➽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.