Monday, 5 February 2018

A Case of Blue Tape

Arriving late at rendezvous
Is something that I never do
At least I try to be on time
But sometimes things fall out of line.

Near Avenue Louise today
A roadblock - blue tape - barred our way
Police, polite, won't let us pass
The «Paris terrorist»* at last

Is being brought to trial nearby
So drivers, stuck in traffic, sigh ...
An extreme measure you may say
But remember, just the other day

Belgium in a state of shock
The horror of a room unlocked
Where Julie and Melissa lay
The man who nearly got away ...

Marc Dutroux, vile pedophile,
Escaped police guards for a while**;
Embarrassed – memories are long -
Explain this blue tape and the throng!

(c) Poet in the woods 2018

* Police shoot-out in Rue de Dries, Forest, Brussels in March, 2016, following Paris terrorist attack: 22nd November, 2015

** in April 1998

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