We, on Newry Journal, are very grateful to John Macan who has contributed many of his original poems to this site. John’s work is copyright – as indeed is all original work on this site! John has published in the past – and continues into the present – so we are especially grateful for his generosity towards Newry Journal!
Before the veil of grace descends
and soothes this aching heart
I know that I will love you once again.
I will cry my pain to the stars
from the distant mountain peaks
and lay myself open to the morning dew.
I will bathe my torment in raging waters
and in my delirium
I will curse this hell over and over.