The New Invasions

1. Fáilte

Irish hospitality now

Means milking the stranger like a cow.

Welcome, welcome!  More and more!

How much can I do you for?

See how a hero race can scrape and bow.


2. Sellout

Silent, without tuck of drum

Back the stubborn Teutons come.

Gaels impelled by need or greed

Sell their country with all speed.

And in that earth the hungry dead lie dumb.


– Seán Lucy