Forget Me Not by David Roe

Click-a-dee clack, click-a-dee clack
Click-a-dee clack, click-a-dee clack.

Votes wait, to catch the train
History books, repeat again
Fires stoked, whistles blast
Head of steam, back to past.
Click-a-dee clack, don’t go back
Click-a-dee clack, don’t go back.

Smiles removed, route unknown
Sardine packed, no joy shown
ID blinded, chalk stained coats
Cattle wagons, urine soaked.
Click-a-dee clack, won’t come back
Click-a-dee clack, won’t come back.

Rings and teeth, stolen things
Bodies measured, tattoo stings
Families split, marriage broke
Locking doors, removing hope.
Click-a-dee clack, none come back
Click-a-dee clack, none come back.

Levelled guns, at children’s tears
Naked stripped, adults fears
Bodies packed, skin to breast
Showers hiss, with devils breaths.
Click-a-dee clack, please look back
Click-a-dee clack, please look back.

Sands of time, ruins rust
Bricks and furnace, turn to dust
Fences gone, unmarked graves
Hopeless souls, never saved.
Click-a-dee clack, don’t go back
Click-a-dee clack, don’t go back.

Amid the gravel, ripped up tracks
Growing life, push through the cracks
Tiny blue, in twisted knots
Six million sweet, Forget-Me-Nots.

Click-a-dee clack, won’t come back
Click-a-dee clack, won’t come back.

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