Funny how things can change with a handshake,
Firm, warm,
A courtesy even formerly bitter enemies make,
The simplest handshake.
For many years unthinkable,
Yet they reach out their hand in this troubled land,
Green hat, green dress, green tie meet in this land Emerald Green,
A sight many never thought they’d see,
To build a bridge over waters troubled by history,
Pain, anger, bitterness left aside,
As well as pride,
Funny how things change with a simple handshake.

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