The Torch of Lampedusa

Horror of trapped migrants' final moments
Horror of trapped migrants’ final moments

The 900 who heard them?
Apparently they lay screaming.
I glanced an online media outlet
Last gasp waving but drowning.

Poor migrants, lured to a better life –
Now they’re dead.
It must have been too hot for them
In Gambia, Syria etc they said,

Oh no, the summers are too hot always,
And the stranded ones lay screaming.
I glanced an online media outlet
Last gasp waving but drowning.

This is the third major shipwreck involving migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean this week, and a further 400 migrants are feared to have drowned in the other incidents
This is the third major shipwreck involving migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean this week, and a further 400 migrants are feared to have drowned in the other incidents
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