Spoken Word: O Ye Chosen Few of Alliouagana

Time left a scab on a sore so bare that sea salt ignites. Generations dilute but consciously the edges stay bright

Time left a scab on a sore so bare that sea salt ignites. Generations dilute but consciously the edges stay bright

O ye sons of Skibbereen that roamed Alliouaguana
From Kinsale through Cork, Tipperary, to Strabane and yonder
This island Alliouaguana became the home of your Ancestors
They were wicked and ruthless for financial endeavors
We celebrate St.Patricks day, yes this festive occasion
Ours as you know is for a different reason and passion
Time left a scab on a sore so bare that sea salt ignites
Generations dilute but consciously the edges stay bright
Through religion forgiveness revels on our tongue
We show love for we know this earth belongs to everyone

Rest your soul we hold you not guilty for what they've done
Association by blood, hue and melanin is already gone
Evil deeds to humans takes a strong person to forgive
Show your emotion for the transgressions and ways they live
We are still sore and we were not present also, that's a fact
Relatives being beaten or dangling at the end of a rope, an evil act
The celebration of St. Patrick's day under a festive blast
That occasion was a chance to rectify a dreadful past
Join me in celebrating the brave men who had the plan
Pray for their souls as from the the trees their bodies hang

Averting the past to avoid facing the truth today
Is but hiding in the bushes at dawn to get home at midday
Conversing about reality can dilute a pain through understanding
Paves the way to a brighter tomorrow without anticipating
Open communication is one lubricant to avoid hostility
In Alliouaguana we do not condone racism nor massage inferiority
St Patrick's day we celebrate our Morta's the slaves who died
Chose to be dead dogs fighting than a live pride of lions that just cried
St Patrick's that celebrated ex-slave chose Christianity
With Green beer, a 'do unto others proverb' we celebrate ironically
So come ye leprechauns, 'kiss me I'm Irish' shot glass wearers
This island paradise is a chosen green destination for Irish lovers


Note: William "Bubbles" Galloway is our Resident Spoken Word contributor here at MNI Media.