Evacuees

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                    Evacuees

They showed me all these doors,
they gave me all these keys.
They stood me in a line of
bewildered evacuees.

They showed me all these signs,
they gave me all these chores.
They made me sign a paper
to sail to other shores.

They kept a silent watch,
and no one knew for sure,
if what was to come was peace
or something worse than war.

In dreams I was a knight,
sat armoured on my horse,
free as the far off falcon,
wild as the grass and gorse.

Some broke free from the lines,
could not take anymore.
They fled down broken hillsides,
the sky with thunder tore.

They told me all these lies
they had written down as laws.
They fooled me into thinking,
I lived at the end of wars.

They bolted all the doors,
they took away our keys.
We knew we’d be forever
bewildered evacuees.

 

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