The poet Paul Durcan read out the following poem on Today with Sean O’Rouke. It’s a very accurate assessment of 1916 v 2016, of what Ireland has become.
Durcan also read a poem on RTEs weather women, well worth a listen.
1916: Not to be commemorated
The Irish Government has announced that 1916 is not to be commemorated in 2016 on account of their 150% rollback of the principles and ideals of the 1916 rebels.
The authorities wish to proclaim that they not cherish all the children of the nation equally:
That the people have no right to the ownership of Ireland:
That the people have no God given right to freedom:
That the nutrition of good government is inhumanity and rapine:
That the testosterone of proper administration is the pylon and the wind turbine:
That the people have no right to speak other than in celebrity cliché, media jargon, smart speak:
That all forms of humane speech are to be outlawed in the light of the disgustingly visionary utterances of the poets Pearse, MacDonagh and Plunkett and the gay causal words of the feckless McBride:
That liberty, equality and fraternity are prohibited substances in Ireland:
In 2016 anybody caught proclaiming 1916 values will be sentenced to solitary imprisonment for life in a windowless room in a ghost estate:
The 2016 logo, a brand Ireland will be in fake high-end Celtic calligraphy – fugg off.
Signed on behalf of the provisional government; the old hag of Beare.