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Poem written for Gerry Conlon, who was imprisoned for 15 years for an IRA bombing for which he was innocent. Died this week aged 60. Subject of the film "In the Name of the Father"


Imageby Damian Garside23 Jun 2014

Lips are sealed
and the great iron door closes
for fifteen years
there may not even
be a chink of light.

And now we
know how utterly safety,
security, trump
justice and freedom

and with what
sleight of hand the
dealer disguises the
cards that are dealt
and the rules
for which card shown, which hidden.