Jean Charles de Menezes
He didn’t read The Sun.
He lived in a suspicious house.
He had an odd, dark skinned way of walking.
He was an electrician
( though they didn’t even know that ).
He knew about the Death Squads in Sao Paulo,
( but not the ones in London ).
He had a fear of being followed.
He was scared of guns.
At the first sign of trouble, he ran. ( They lied )
He heard screams of panic and terror.
He didn’t understand
how quickly we are sinking.
This poem shows how easily even those who believe they are aware can be taken in. This version includes two words "They lied" which were not in the original, because it was based on the first press reports of the killing. These were, of course, a pack of lies. Today we find ourselves in the midst of a massive 'terror' alert. Let us hope that no more innocents pay with their lives for Bliar's insanity.