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Thursday, 8 November 2012

ENNISKILLEN, 1987


A panel on the cenotaph in Enniskillen reads:
"In remembrance of eleven of our neighbours who were killed by a terrorist bomb at this site on Remembrance Sunday 8 November 1987.
"Edward Armstrong, Wesley and Bertha Armstrong, Samuel Gault, Kitchener and Jessie Johnston, William and Agnes Mullan, Johnny Megaw, Albertha Quinton, and Marie Wilson."
A 12th victim, headteacher Ronnie Hill, died after 13 years in a coma.

Another bomb in a history of bombs,
where did it get us,
where did it get us?

Another mindless, evil crime,
where did it get us,
where did it get us?

Another tragic list of names,
where did it get us,
where did it get us?

Another reminder of unanswered questions,
where did it get us,
where did it get us?

It got us to suffering, it got us to grief,
it got us to tears and pain,
it got us to courage, to resolve, to prayer
that it would never happen again.

It got us to think of humanity
in times of hopeless dread,
but we hold on to the blessed belief
that inhumanity is always outweighed.

It got us to wondering when
all this mindlessness will ever cease,
it got us to always remember
those gone, may they still rest in peace.


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