Monday, 30 June 2014

A better place to be

Irish Immigrant-crop

From despair, a longing for a better place to be.

He stares hopefully, counting his future in his past pennies.

They left in thousands, just as now.

In bigger boats, most found new lives,

the Coffin Ships took the rest. Like on the Med

where today  another 100 souls were put to bed

suffocated in the hold

transported like the slaves of old

as fat cats lick the cream from their passage

to a better place to be.

 

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a better place to be

Coffin Ships

Mediterranean deaths

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