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Francis Hughes - H-Block Martyr

Take me back to Bellaghy
Back into my mother’s arms,
Let me walk the fields and meadows
Of every Tamlaghtduff farm.

Let me stand beneath a blue summer sky
Let me taste and feel the rain and hail
For now, all I have for company
Is the dungeon of an H-Block cell.

Let me walk the streets of Bellaghy
As a proud Irishman and free,
Let me break the shackles of injustice
And be free of Britain’s tyranny.

Let my dreams last an eternity
Let Ireland be my guiding light,
For never again will I walk Erin’s shore
As my hunger strike will be my last fight.

by Daniel McDonagh

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