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Haley Cork and the Blue Door
by M. Andrew Sprong
by James Cumes
A large crowd had gathered on the streets of North Belfast throwing stones at the British army .
Some rubber bullets were fired
and I saw one of them hit an old woman in front of me .
Then from nowhere this young lad opened up with a hail of bullets from a submachine gun .
There was a return of fire and in the middle of the battle there was nowhere to run .
The sub machine gun was almost as big as the young lad who had emptied his magazine .
I looked at him and remembered the football team we played for,
before the troubles had been .
Then the next thing I knew he disappeared behind a cloak of people
and in through a door.
What happened to the boy with the ball at his feet ?
What ever doesnít matter anymore ?
That door closed and he was gone,
as were the times we once knew in our peaceful Belfast city .
I can never bring that back
or change the history pages with its glory and pity .
I wish the door could open again
and he would return back to the street without a gun .
But the door been closed and behind it there hides the face of many an innocent one .
Behind that door and beyond that place I can only pray for a way back to peace again .
Then with no more bullets and bombs we can take to the streets and forget how things went insane .
By Paul McCann
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