An Ulster Education: Chris Thackaberry

Another worthy poem from the pen of Dublin Loyalist Chris Thackaberry.





An Ulster Education


Kings 3: 24-25


”And the king said. Bring me a sword 

             and they brought a sword before the King”


“And the King said. Devide the living child in two 

             and give half to one and half to the other” 


Slashing deep

             upon the faith line


Quarter out the best

             and marinate the prime 


Binning the rest

             kinda, kind, kindling


For our sectarian 

              sacrificial  fire


“Let it be neither mine or thine 

               but devide it” 


This child of mine. 



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