ghosts of the liffey

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Irish Famine Memorial, Dublin, Ireland

 

The poem below was inspired by the photography I took of the Irish Famine Memorial on the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin. I thought the picture was a beautiful juxtaposition of modern city landscape with statues remembering our past, and the ghosts which haunt our city, both historical and more recent. 

 

Ghosts of the Liffey

Limp, lame, across

The cobbled banks.

Bedraggled, ragged,

Gagged, sodden,

Trodden, forgotten;

Drowning

In their debts,.

Abetted by

Their ravenous greed,

Bereaved

Of their morals

And mirth.

 

 

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