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Sweet Heart

Child,

My Dear

Come here

Why are

You here?

 

Alone?

 

No Mama?

No Papa?

 

 All alone?

 

Come

Come

With me

 

No need

For you

To walk

These Streets

On your

Own

 

Look around

Child

Is this the  

Future

For you?

 

The world

Is too busy

No one

Will notice

You passing

Through

 

Child

You look

So sad

 

Lean over

Come here

May I

Give you

A kiss?

 

Take my

Hand

I'll

Take you

Away from

This

 

Just one

Picture?

That's great 

 

Fuck it, girl

Don’t cry

 

Put this over

Your head

It will

Be better

This way

 

He's rich

Broken

Hearted

Pre-operation

Observations

Have started

Now he's

Just waiting

For you....

 

And I trade

In spare parts

Sweet Heart

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

Lynn Hamilton

Mon 1st Feb 2016 19:09

Thanks, David. I've just watched the clip and it relates very well. Thanks for the link. PJH is an exceptional talent and well worthy of promotion! X

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Wolfgar Miere

Mon 1st Feb 2016 14:44

Hi Lynn,

I really wanted to send you this. It is purely coincidental as it was released on video today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ReW0jJkag8

This PJ Harvey video was filmed in Kosovo near Polje. The lyric refers to the apparent 28000 children that went missing or where killed in the conflict.

It captures the gloom exactly as I remember it. Any way I feel it relates well to your piece.

That, and I will do anything to promote the work of PJ Harvey.

Thought you might find it interesting.

David x

Lynn Hamilton

Mon 1st Feb 2016 13:16

Thanks everyone so much on your comments, particularly on this piece. I was worried about the reception it would receive.

David, I think you may have spotted the gap where the missing verse was. I took it out as I thought it was nasty enough. I have a hunch that this trade is now a lot closer to home.

I agree, Robert, about exposure, and I hoped that people would see that, that is the intention and not about using shock tactics to boost my ego.

Stu, I felt guilty and sick when I wrote it!

A totally agree with your 'creepy' comment Ray but hope that only refers to the piece! ;)

Thanks again for your comments, much appreciated X

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raypool

Sun 31st Jan 2016 20:39

A real sting in the tail - almost a fairy tale sense of false security and that adds horror to the telling.
David has fleshed out the subject nicely. The word Sweetheart is creepy.

Ray

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Stu Buck

Sun 31st Jan 2016 14:08

lynn this is fantastic. nasty subject, nasty narrator, nasty tale. the best art (for me anyway) makes me feel guilty for enjoying it. good stuff.

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Robert Mann

Sun 31st Jan 2016 13:58

Lynn - I have to agree with David. The subject matter needs exposure and the more that is written, in whatever format, can only inform change. i did wonder where this piece was going: people trafficking, sex trafficking, paedophilia or a rescue story. Well written Lynn.
Rob

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Wolfgar Miere

Sun 31st Jan 2016 13:03

Hi Lynn,

nasty subject.

A very clever versatile title. I feel you teetering on the edge of wanting to be more graphic and shocking.

I think many people in our sheltered society feel this subject is a bit of an urban myth, you know it really isn't.

I was in Pristina soon after the civil conflict allegedly ceased. Organ trafficking was hugely on the rise, it started with the use of organs from PoW, no-one was watching.

As you so rightly allude to the most vulnerable are children.

Good for you for tackling this awful subject, as ever with your writing you manage to capture a lot with incisive language.

David.

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