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Killed for Peace

                       Killed for Peace    Jan 23,1987

Thirteen people died that night, on a Derry street beneath a flag of white
For civil rights those people marched, they hoped and prayed for an end in sight
Women and children, fathers too, the lead of the brits did chop them down
A foreign army on Irish soil, a deadly deed by a foreign crown
The hopes and dreams on that awful night, did change from hope to a one sided fight
To be shot in the back, to see children die, on a civil rights march, we still ask why?
The flag of peace was carried that night, they held hands  together with a future in sight
To the people who deny us our right, we'll carry the flag and we'll fight
Long Kesh with the H blocks must go, the system that built them we'll show
From that civil rights march, God bless them that's gone, the resistance to Britain did grow
Let's remember them all, the old and the small, those people who paid with their life
We'll continue the fight, with trouble in sight, we'll struggle with ongoing strife

                            God Bless and pray for them

                                 Gerrard McGeachy





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