Arms Not Lifted in Defiance by Jessica Ni Leacai

Calm soul, Calm lips,
Speak no fury of fervency.

Leap not heart, Leap not legs,
A jump serves no subordination.

Close ears, Close eyes,
Surroundings sore you silent.

Refrain body, Refrain feet,
Forward motion makes haste.

Hold firm hands, Hold firm head,
Intolerance leads lonely lives.


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About jessienileacai

Irish speaker and artist. I love music, art, languages,literature, history, travel, photography, and comedy. I love Ireland, my heritage, the old ways and the beauty and people of this small island and its surrounding tiny islands
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