Treasure Island

Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

For Leeds City Council 6 (They Smile As They Kill)


Hiding the Devil
behind your smiles
as you tear their hearts
from their souls
you'll take their homes
and smile as you kill

They say that
money is not everything but you
take so much off people with nothing
it's a matter of life and death to them

People screaming for mercy
in the middle of the night
but screaming inside their own heads
so nobody else can hear them

They are at the end
there is no rope left
but you still don't listen
to the cries of the people

The cries that I hear
the cries that should not be there
the cries that you put on me
from when I was just a kid

My mother needed help not eviction
you hounded and you hounded
and you still didn't win
feel her pain, feel your shame

She's with the angels now
away from hypocrites and greed
but she won't be turning in her grave
she knew people like you would never change

Submitted: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

My mother died twenty three years ago and nothing has changed. They are still destroying families, it's
bedroom tax this time. They will find something else soon, and see how many more people they can destroy. It's not just Leeds city council it's just
that I come from Leeds and I see what they are doing to the people. This poem is a tribute to my late mother and her struggle. Your struggle will not be in vain.

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  • Chandini Jaswal (8/19/2013 11:45:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem; It is a fact that people are way to insensitive to understand other person's plight.
    I am sure this poem will bring a difference in the society and her struggle will definitely not be in vain. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/18/2013 10:01:00 AM)

    Yes, very true...She knew people like you will never change..No one understand the cries of others. No mercy is shown..
    Beautiful poem..Loved reading it.......plus 10 (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (8/18/2013 9:06:00 AM)

    Well said Dave. You know and I know that the powers that be need us to live in fear. For fear keeps us quiet. It is through fear that we comply and it is through fear that we are enslaved. Well the days of fear are coming to a close. We are many they are few and we are starting to find our voices. You are helping others find theirs. Keep it up my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (8/18/2013 9:03:00 AM)

    Well said Dave. You know and I know that the powers that be need us to live in fear. For fear keeps us quiet. It is through fear that we comply and it is through fear that we are enslaved. Well the days of fear are coming to a close. We are many they are few and we are starting to find our voices. You are helping others find theirs. Keep it up my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Mohabeer Beeharry (8/18/2013 5:29:00 AM)

    You have said what I wanted to say myself, but afraid to, .i am glad, very glad.

    It's all true and I hear it too.
    Bless you.

    Well said

    Mohabeer Beeharry.

    Read my poems..two new ones, when you could. (Report) Reply

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