Natural Eire (1939 to 1945)

Though critics scoff and foes deride
The neutral status of a humble land
Though statesmen frown and seek to hide
The reason of thy firm stand
Yet those who’ve read thy bloody tale
Of famine, exile and oppressors laws
Will know that never did you fail
To strike a blow for freedoms cause

Down through the years you fought the fight
Outnumbered, weary but unbroken still
The unending force of armed might
Could never break your iron will
Whist other nations took no heed.
But from afar watched all the while
So let them judge, but let them read
A nations history, and a people’s trial

By William O’Donnell.


©2013 The estate of William O’Donnell (Chiswick)