The Troubles Archive is a collection of artworks from artists who produced work during and relating to the Troubles in Northern Ireland

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Cutting Winds

Because the wind did not subside,
The policeman booked you for bribery;
And you only wanted your five pounds
Changed at the Giant’s Ring: he would
Get his fair share out of the next robbery.

Afterwards lurking cars were banned
And lovers ordered to stay outside;
The poet refused his fee, but accepted
Large expenses instead to m

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