NOT AS PROMISED

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Marcel Duchamp (1898 – 1968)

I saw heavily armed police conduct an operation the other night.  I’d never seen anything like this before. From a safe distance, I wondered what it was all about. Drugs? Maybe terrorists? The police were there in numbers and impressively tooled up. Later, I got told that the operation was to flush out people traffickers.  No human being should be first robbed by, then forced to do the horrible things the trafficker scum force them to do.  Not that it helps anyone, but it prompted this new piece;

HOMELAND FOR NO LAND – a lyric

Left behind homeland for no land

Swapping loved ones for thugs

A new life, not as promised

Cherish the ‘needle of death’, forget the hugs

 

Leaving behind a flawed paradise

For one that never was

A new life, not as promised

‘Tough luck’, it’s just because

When you’re reduced to a nothing, a no-one

A piece of merchandise that’s all

Sold on to the pimp of the manor

Never again you’ll stand tall

 

Your dignity, your history, they get thrown to the wind

No new life as promised at all

They say, ‘Look at that slapper; that waste of space’

Those promises, they meant sweet f**k all

 

Some music? I think maybe a ‘Dream Rescuer’ rescuer is called for;

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