This poem is dedicated to all those who took part in the civil rights march in Derry, 5 October 1968.

The Rest is History by Seán Maguire

In October sixty eight, rumbling
voices marched in peaceful
droves, beaten with batons, in iron

Rally cries for allies, won favour
in urban streets and village lanes.
Homes emptied of angry feet,
there was no appetite for defeat.
Unfree citizens got off their knees,
feeding leaves on virgin trees.

Beneath, Britannia’s crushing hands
centuries of unsettled scores,
shot to the fore. Midwives, of brutal plans
fed infant rebels, in two’s and three’s.
The rest is history!

© Seán Maguire October 2018

With many thanks to: Seán Maguire poet/writer for the original posting.

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