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Poems by the Irish Patriot Padraig Pearse

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Uploaded on May 23, 2009

These are Three Poems wrote by Padraig Pearse. Padraig Pearse was a Teacher, School Master, and Irish Patriot. Pearse Believed strongly that he would need to sacrifice himself to re-light the Irish Spirit of freedom. He loved and was passionate about Irish Culture too. He was a leading figure of the Easter Rising and was command of the GPO. After the rising he and 14 others where executed by firing Squad in Kilmainham jail, with another leader being hung in an English prison after being refused a soldiers death (Roger casement). And another leader being killed in another prison dureing those weeks also.
Pearse was also (like some other of the leaders) a very talented Poet. Poetry is a key feature in Irish History for with poetry old irish history was passed on, and even far back as the ancient irish warriors the Fianna, they had to be good poets and bards as also good warriors.
One side note, In the Poem ''The mother'' (poem two in the video) Pearse says ''My two strong sons'', it is strange to note that pearse AND his brother willie were executed (hence ''2'' sons).

The Three Poems in the video are:

1) The Rebel
2) The Mother
3) To my mother

All wrote by Padraig Pearse.

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