Imperfect Love

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2016-01-03 20.47.50.pngBaby girl I know I’m not perfect and yes I make mistakes

I just have to tell you I love you and I’ll always be here to stay

For my heart loves you more and will hurt no more

The only perfect score that I will cherish for you are mine

Lock you down by my side

Kneeling looking you into your eyes to open this box with a surprise

So I can spend the rest of my life with you

Cause baby our love is true

Separation while we are apart

Leaves me torn with a broken heart

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Democracy should never be taken for granted

Unwrapping Conflict

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Much focus is placed on the importance of holding elections in societies dealing with the aftermath of conflict because it is seen as a positive step in the development of democracy, which is held as the political way to move on from conflict to peace. As a person who supports the development of peace and democracy in post/conflict societies I thought it was about time I engaged in my own local politics and observe just how elections happen in a society that is considered stable and at peace!

An edited version of this feature entitled “Tea, Laughs and Politics” was first published in the Donegal Democrat Paper on Thursday 5th June 2014.

For a number of years I’ve gained a growing interested in politics yet I’d failed to use my democratic right to vote, in 2014 however I learnt to no longer take my right for granted.

My awaking…

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