This night week, at 8 00 pm in the Carroll Gallery of the Hollywood Arts Centre, our regular contributor Sean Maguire will launch his latest book of poetry.
He has graciously allowed us to print a few selections here on Newry Journal.
This first is called Mind Games.
It was as if no-one was troubled,
by the ‘troubles’;
heads buried in the sand,
grief flooded our divided land.
I am tired of the rhetoric and mind games
I want all our fears and hidden tears
exposed to the open sky beneath naked flames.
We can never return to the dark ways
of bombs, bullets and funeral days.