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Emerald Isle of Bonnie delights
Saint Patrick slaying Medusan banshees
Bold bearded invaders whom they did fight
Mix Gaelic and English in repartee

Catholic tenants that landlords enslaved
Genteel orange, Lords, Ladies; commoners green
Potato famine and nourishment craved
Steerage bowels transport to world more serene

“Irish need not apply,” signs on the walls
Glorious melting pot so full of flaws
Grandfather battled in war to end all
Kaiser’s reparations gave Hitler claws

Back to the old sod from whence I did spring
Dream that brotherhood from here can take wing

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