An excerpt from "The Famine Hunger" by Padraig Haugh
Irish Americans as you stand by me, you are heroes one and all
Your great grandparents were fortunate they didn't fall
In the famine back in Ireland, they got on the coffin ships
You are everlasting monuments to their memory,
your heritage must never slip.
Cholera was an epidemic both in land and sea
On the voyage from Ireland, buried in the deep
They are the ones who made it struggling to their shore
To mark the stars an stripes their flag forever more.
--from Kiawah Island Legends Magazine vol 23.
Happy St. Patrick's day. Avoid the amateurs at all costs. Come back to us safe and sound.