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  The Irish
Written by Father (James) Ed Feeney, son of James Feeney and Margaret McLaughlin, sister to our ancestor Leo McLaughlin. John Seggerson sent this to Cairril.

What shall I say about the Irish, the utterly,
impractical, never predictable, sometimes
irascible, quite inexplicable Irish.

Strange blend of shyness, pride and conceit,
And stubborn refusal to bow in defeat.
Hes spoiling and ready to argue and fight,
Yet the smile of a child fills his soul with delight.
His eyes are the quickest to well up with tears,
Yet his strength is the strongest to banish your fears.
His hate is as fierce as his devotion is grand,
And theres no middle ground on which he will stand.
Hes wild and hes gentle, hes good and hes bad,
Hes proud and hes humble, and hes happy and sad.
Hes in love with the ocean, and earth and the skies,
Hes enamored with beauty, wherever it lies.
Hes victor and victim, a star and a clod,
But mostly hes Irish, in love with his God.

-Reverend Father Edward Feeney