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