Roisin Madden fell in love with poetry as a child, and has been writing ever since. Her work has appeared in the 24-Hour Poetry Marathon Anthology (2019), and in publications by Skyline College, Humboldt State, and NDNU. She is currently a public school teacher, and recently completed a master’s in Secondary Education.
BELFAST I was born In a dream city Of grey That soaks Through cement and brick That penetrates Walls and skin Eyes and ears Rots teeth I was born In a dream city Where the camouflage makes the gunmen stand out And the real camo Is everyday And the real men Are everyday I was born In a dream city of broken glass of shattered windows of twisted iron Blown outwards of bullet holes and ricochet marks a stone in the eye of an emerald
Copyright © 2020 by Roisin Madden. Used with permission of the author.