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Ode To Security

Posted by archifCLICarchive from National - Published on 11/04/2011 at 22:30
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  • locket

You stop me and ask to search my bag and
My pockets

There contains a penknife, a lighter and
Several bottle rockets

You shake your head and grab me
On your neck I see two lockets

One picture of a woman-your wife and one of a child
Your daughter holding a polly-pocket

I ask why this photo-why the polly pocket
I'm told of your immigrant status and she died while
Wearing this locket

She got hit by friendly fire-a mistake
A man launching a rocket

I knew there and then
That both times I was in the wrong place at the wrong time
It was all my fault
I got the co-ordinates wrong

That's all that it takes to go from a hero
To a prison, it was a costly mistake

IMAGE: Jim is nice

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