Let Them Eat

Let Them Eat

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Hello hello

Let Them Eat

What is your
Ethnic origin
Shhh don’t ask
Not polite
Too great a task
To mend wrongs past
Don’t let them even
Sing their songs
Lest they not
Forget those roots
Religion no
Not that either
Privacy you know
Lest they fight
For freedom
Rules the dayu
Or if they’d rather
Take the night
That Irish Canadian
People gather
With their own March 17
Green beer be dam—
There was nonesuch
In their youth
Or so they say
Why do they need
Their own special Day
Sense of entitlement
Notwithstanding
What’s that mean
Dunno but you must agree
Although it does sound
A bit of a bore
Maybe too important
To ignore
As it stands
Let them blend in
No more March 17
Let them not realize
Let them not prioritize
Nor eulogise
Speakers from the dock
Let them forget
About their past
Let them eat Christmas cake instead.

Song of an Irish Canadian
At Christmas

We can reinvent ourselves
Some might like to say
It gives them consolation
That on Christmas Day
The sad thoughts that surround us
May never come so close
If only we might close our minds
And hearts to all those hurts
That plague us all the year
And for a day or two
Feel a bit of Christy Cheer

We canna all be Merry
Thanks we’re not so poor
Get well soon we wish thee
Mr Christy Moore

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