A boy — Dylan Wilson from east Belfast, grandson of loyalist community worker Jim Wilson —shakes hands with a girl – Dearbhla Ward, granddaughter of Short Strand Sinn Fein councillor Joe O’Donnell (sources: Al Jazeera | NewsLetter | The Scotsman). The centre was left for locals to make their mark on.
A gable-wall version of this image — without the word “síocháin” (peace), with the girl in green, and with Wilson’s poem ‘No More’ — can be found about half a mile away in Wolfe Close/Kenilworth Place, just across the Newtownards Road. See No More. This mural was part of the re-imaging effort of 2010.
No more bombing, no more murder
No more killing of our sons
No more standing at the grave side
Having to bury our loved onesNo more waking up every hour
Hoping our children, they come home
No more maimed or wounded people
Who have suffered all aloneNo more minutes to leave a building
No more fear of just parked cars
No more looking over our shoulders
No more killing in our barsNo more hatred from our children
No more. No more. No more!
By Dee Craig in Edgar Street, Belfast
Copyright © 2011 Peter Moloney