A VILLAGE WEEPS
It’s Nineteen-forty, August twenty-sixth,
Another World War is underway.
Hitler’s greedy eyes are firmly fixed
Across the English Channel on his prey.
Denmark, Norway crushed, and also France;
To England next his evil focus turns.
The Luftwaffe now has orders to advance;
To terrorise and blitz ‘till London burns.
Can holy Ireland now stand idly by?
Or join the cause to fight the common foe.
Democracy and freedom doomed to die
Despite much pleading, Ireland answers no.
As Europe bleeds we give our loyal consent
To bask in our neutrality and peace.
While evil stalks the Planet we’re content
To watch and hope that soon it all will cease.