Poems, — January 5, 2012 9:23 — 0 Comments

Glassdrumman Fishers 1843 /2

The beach was crowded to extreme with men of valiant fame

Who nobly put their boats to sea to top the foaming main

Intending these poor victims, their precious lives to save

But to their sad misfortune, they met but a watery grave.

The lamentation of that day did reach the very skies

With parents, wives and children, their sad and dismal cries

It would have pierced the hardest heart with supplicated grief

To beg of Him who rules the sea to grant them some relief.


George Thompson of Glassdrumman, a man of noble fame

His conduct good upon that day will honour to him gain

Just like a skilful mariner a wharf he did provide

To save the lives of eight brave boys, that did at anchor ride.


… more later …

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