Roger Casement (1864-1916) Cathal O'Briain-Oil & Watercolour

Oil & Watercolour

Roger Casement (1864-1916)

Long denied your due, oh Casement we thank you, for teaching the oppressed, to stand up to the oppressor,
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or you born a free man and answered to no one

An Irishman but Knighted by the Crown, from Protestant to Catholic ground,

You lived a subterranean life, loving men, long willing to fight, for you saw first-hand the slaves in Peru and the Congo

And in the Tower of London, your were imprisoned for treason

To be hanged for all your deeds, and the words they said you wrote, in the Black Diaries, in the Black Diaries

Near Banna Strand in 1916, they scuppered a boat with guns from Berlin

To arm our revolution, to rebel  our only solution, but they captured you and took you away for the last time

And in the Tower of London, you were imprisoned for treason

To be hanged for all your deeds, and the words they said you wrote, in the Black Diaries, in the Black Diaries

Long denied your due, oh Casement we thank you, f
or teaching the oppressed, to stand up to the oppressor,
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or you born a free man and answered to no one.