Got this from the release Martin Corey Facebook page, dont know who the author is but it is an amazing poem. Those of you that dont follow my blog, Martin Corey has been interned by the British despite court ruling for three years now, simply for being an unrepentant Irish Republican. This poem expresses the spirt of the man, still unbroken and unapologetic for wanting his country to be free. Written by Tarlach MacDhomnaill
I’ll shed no tears for who I am, It’s no mans to betray so you wont hear remorse or woe from my prison cell today,
And for this stance I served my woe back in another time in another prison’s yard I walked with hopes and dreams of mine
… Should I repent for what was done when what was done was right ? when we fought wrong and suffered long as day rolls in to night
Apologise or feel regret for rising of our knees? and giving all our youths in faith so others may run free?
I tried to live as man should live, beyond the walls of Gaol, but I roared back -of course I did when I heard injustice wail,
but did no wrong to any man nor broke no british law and yet the British came for me and oul comrades never saw?
3 years i’ve walked this Prison’s yard its nothing new no more, I walked another prisons yard with the same belief before,
It wasn’t walked for Stormont, Civil rights was not the goal It was walked for the Republic not a viceroys border poll,
Interned I am by licence, an example made of me to keep manners on old rebels who don’t want to walk with me
indefinate detention for being who I am, ex-combatant, ex long kesh and current unbowed Irish man so instead of feigned repentance lets refuse to wear their shame and proudly work to see me free - Martin Corey is my name