Decommisioned IRA weapon

Conor Tighe, Transition year.

Object No. 100 Decomissioned AK47, 2005
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History

It was a long time ago now 

When hatred was fierce I was young at the time 

As I looked up to Padraig Pierce 

Although I was proud to rebel 

To fight for a cause that was worth fighting for 

I never wanted death 

And violence to be a part of my life 

With the gun I trusted in my hand 

I took aim and looked through the sight 

And saw that loyalists face 

Just like that life is gone 

Now that gun that took life still stands strong 

Whilst I am withering away 

Only now as I look back do I realise how precious life 

 And how I regret taking something so precious so many times.

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