The Peace Bird

The Peace Bird that flies over Ireland

Has been wounded many times.

As it flies o’er Belfast city,

Armagh and Derry too.

And all along the Border

As it flies for me and you.

O yes, the Peace Bird is flying tonight.

And Mary has painted the Peace Bird

To remind  us that it’s there.

Christmas 1981  [written in Cornwall in response to a child’s

Christmas card illustration.]

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