Coffin Ships of the Modern Age


Fading from the News... Issues still relevent...

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Coffin Ships of the Modern Age

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Tomás Ó Cárthaigh


Fading from the news, the issues of refugees, either economic or political dying in the Mediterranean are still relvent and must be kept alive until the issue is sorted.


Its just news, another raft or ship
Upended, people struggling drowning
Bodies, lined up on the shore
Other unknown, uncared, unaccounted for.

God, Allah, call Him what you will
Knows each, and knows all,
They will be at paradise when we are turned away
Us who as “compassionate” ourselves we call…

Where are the marches for the 700
That’s the numbers lost this time
Its not a war that Israel can be blamed for
We all are guilty of this crime!

We delivered freedom, deposed despots
Knowing it all, we toppled regimes
Freedom for what, for who, and when?
All we brought was poverty and broken dreams…

People seek to escape, barques of doom
Mediterranean waters the tragic stage
The Irish look on silent, who once were the victims
Of the coffin ships of the modern age.


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Harry O'Neill

Fri 5th Jun 2015 16:31

I like your comparison with Ireland, and the sheer cack-handedness of modern Politics when it comes to
`toppling regimes`.

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