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 …