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The Rape of Innocence

From Bohemian Bouquet, published 1980 by The Bohemians.

The author of this piece is not given.


The Rape of Innocence

In innocent beauty,
Vast fields of rape lie
Gleaming golden
Under a Sussex sky.

And yet in Spain
Children die,
In slow agonies,
Wasting away
Until their last good-bye.

The rape of innocence?
Their mothers don’t know why –
Only those guilty, greedy men
Who mixed the rape seed oil
With a lethal dye
To turn a quick peseta,
THEY know why.

(not credited)

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