Cromwell And Ireton

Their Lord Protector in Britain they did celebrate
And they lauded him as if he was a true great
But the grief he caused to the poor of Ireland did linger for years
Where his army caused death and dispossession and tears
In cities in Britain and British Commonwealth cities streets honor his name
Though he is one who does not warrant such fame
He and his accomplice Henry Ireton ruined millions of lives
In Ireland only bad memories of them survives
One of the World's worst war criminals millions of dreams by him destroyed
yet it was as a hero in England he died
That the winners write the war history none ought to deny
To Cromwell and Ireton that does surely apply
Yes Cromwell and Ireton were similar and were of criminal mind
And in the Human World of today we too do have that kind.

by Francis Duggan

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