Inhumanity of man – Lesley Saine

Inhumanity of man

Cargo of woe, filled to the brim, overflowing
Packed unceremoniously onto unseaworthy craft,
Risking their lives for a perceived better future
Out of desperation, their last hope
An opportune adventure, seeking release
Fleeing dictatorship and war-torn lands
What price for hope? What price indeed
Tricked by the greedy and immoral
Dealers in human misery
Mercenary, manipulative people traders
Who fleece the desperate
Trusting, expectant, souls
Happily exchanging all their worldly goods
Hope is not cheap, there is a high price to pay
For possible genocide on their way to a brighter future
Exchange of money comes with ‘blood on its hands’
Betrayal, ’30 pieces of silver’, without the remorse
A brighter future that disappears with the harsh light of day
Illuminating the stark reality
Lost souls drifting on the stormy seas of despair
Abandoned to their fate
Flotsam and jetsam on the waves of life
Shoreline scavengers will hopefully recognize their worth
An unexpected treasure in their beachcombing paradise
© 2015, Lesley Saine

‘I enter Europe or I die’: Desperate migrants rescued off Italy, By Ben Wedeman, CNN international correspondent, April 16, 2015:

http://http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/16/europe/italy-migrants-port-augusta/

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