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Poems of Life

A local poet shares his writings based on real life.

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Diasporas

September 2nd, 2013 at Mon, 2nd, 2013 at 8:34 pm by Ed Corrigan

Keeper of the Fire

Boom boom wacka boom
The drums are calling us home
Your diaspora
My diaspora
Our diaspora
Your African queen
My Celtic dream…
Brighid, daughter of Dagda,
Keens for us all.

Eradication
Annihilation
Animation
Revolution
Liberation.

Families were scattered
By the oppressive winds
Those who hate
Ground us under
Tore us asunder
We became free, unchained
The colonialists guilty, Judas stained.

Boom wacka wacka boom boom
The drums are calling us home
The queen longs for
The Keeper of the Fire
Dance Dance Dance
For joy
For home
For love
One love.

Copyright © ed Corrigan 2013
All rights reserved

I am Ed Corrigan and live in Maple Valley with my wife, Nona. We have two terrific sons - Joe and Tim - and three beautiful daughters - Kate, Sally and Sarah - and one cat named Omega. I've been writing poetry, on and off, since 16 years of age. Early poetic influences were Shakespeare and e. e. cummins. A more recent influence is Walt Whitman whose "Leaves of Grass" is the most amazing thing that I've ever read. Music has been very important in my writing and in life. I am not a musician but early on the singer/song writers Paul Simon, Smokey Robinson and Bob Dylan had a big impact on my poems. More recently, I've been affected by Miles Davis, Green Day, Alanis Morissette, Linkin Park and others. I love to write and its something that I need to do. A poet once said that a poem is not complete until its read or heard by another. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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