Truly Free – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


Photo (found on Inside the former HM Maze Prison (formerly known as Long Kesh Detention Centre) in Northern Ireland where during the 1970s the British forces interned both IRA and Loyalist prisoners, and in 1981 where Bobby Sands (along with nine other prisoners) died while on hunger strike at the age of 27. The Prison has since been demolished except for a portion retained as historical. Part of the former prison was offered for use by the Eikon Centre for events.

“They may hold our bodies in the most inhuman conditions, but, while our minds are free, our victory is assured.” Bobby Sands

Truly Free Prison walls incarcerate only those who willingly surrender their minds in easy rapprochement, but the minds who can transcend the ill facade with songs of solidarity on their lips, and poems of promise in their hearts, prophesying to the end of evil; that is…

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