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Tiocfaidh Ar La
“Ní bhrisfidh siad mé
mar tá an fonn saoirse
agus saoirse mhuintir
na hEireann i mo chroí.
Tiocfaidh lá éigin
nuair a bheidh an fonn saoirse
seo le taispeáint ag daoine
go léir na hEireann
ansin tchífidh muid eirí na gealaí.”
Tiocfaidh ár lá
★ Roibeárd Gearóid Ó Seachnasaigh ★
“If they aren’t able
to destroy the desire for freedom,
they won’t break you.
They won’t break me
because the desire for freedom,
and the freedom of the Irish people
is in my heart.
The day will dawn
when all the people of Ireland
will have the desire for freedom to show.
It is then we’ll see the rising of the moon.”
Our day will come
★ Robert Gerard "Bobby" Sands ★
Teenage TaoismGiving birth is the closest I’d ever felt to dying.
Before that, my near death experiences had consisted only of my silent announcement of pregnancy—silent, being that my social media accounts were all deleted almost simultaneously and I never returned to school in the fall, saying without really saying that I had caught the malicious disease of “teenage pregnancy”. I’m sure the whisper spread in the hallways like the Bubonic Plague. That September, sitting at home on what would have been the first day of my senior year, I imagined friends I’d never talk to again saying “she was only seventeen, and so full of life!” at my absence in the cafeteria tables, as if they were attending my funeral instead of talking about me behind my back.
"Full of life," I had snorted then, folding a never ending stream of what had once been my own baby clothes. "Literally."
I walked around like a zombie for the months of my pregnancy, deciding t
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