Sunday, February 24, 2013

Steven O Riordan 'The Power Of One'

Some people as unsung do go to their grave
But as it is said fortune favours the brave
And the bravest and most honorable of people speak out for the oppressed
What is  all wrong with human society by them is addressed

The barrier of injustice some help to tear down
One such a person is Steven O Riordan he hails from Millstreet Town
In his fight for the rights of 'The Forgotten Maggies' his has become a great name
Life for him will never again be  the same

In his late  twenties Steven is a person worthy of being admired
By the 2006 Peter Mullan's film The Magdalene Sisters he was inspired
Into action on behalf of the  women who had lived through hell
Of their silence he  helped to free them their harrowing stories to tell

Of the abuse they suffered in catholic run instituitons in Ireland years ago
Their stories are stories of sadness and woe
The likes of Steven has forced the Irish Government to them for past wrongs to apologize
The power of one  is  far greater than anyone seem to realize

Abuse of young innocent people in catholic run institutions in Ireland for too long has gone on
And one cannot say that the past is the past and in the forever gone
When the crimes committed against them are only being addressed today
Though too late is better than never as some do like to say

Steven O Riordan the man who spoke up from the silent crowd
His parents of him have a right to feel proud
The great flag of justice he proudly does wave
There is truth in the saying fortune favours the brave.

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