Day 11 (late) for NaPoWriMo – Tragedy Bop

14 Apr

They launched themselves upon the sea
Escaping lives of misery
For a future they knew not what would be
Praying for safe delivery
They say the sea is cruel
But people are much crueller.

And I could not save them all.

They gave their life savings
To men with no scruples
Who’d happily see
Folk eaten by fish
They crowded ‘pon boats
That could barely float
In this most vulnerable state
Put their trust in fate

And I could not save them all.

They found themselves splashed on newspaper pages
Some dead, some saved, kids of all ages
The focus of indignant liberal rages
And much chin-fingering by political sages
And the papers sold
By the bucket-load

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