A Letter

By Padraig Gaughan Rang 5

Object No. 95 Emigrant's suitcase, 1950s
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

Ireland was the land of the true,

And now my heart is broken into two.

I left my family and my home because I had no job

And now I live with a man called Bob.


I brought a suitcase and monuments that’s all

And now Bob and I live in the community hall.

It is situated beside the bay

And my bed is just a heap of hay.


The community try their best, that I must say,

And in the heap of hay I now lay.

Bob is dead and here I cry

because now I am about to die.


Say hello to Joyie and Nan,

I will always love you to Mary Anne.

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