I was ripped from my womb, sent from warmth, from my creator, made to work to the bone for the inflator.
No longer again to see Mother nor Father, in workplaces far away, sent out long hours day after day.
Through taxes and energy bills, through blooded sweaty torn up hands, ploughing out profits for someone else’s lands.
I carried my owners, along with my leaders, and prayed to the sky that God may receive us.
No answer from upon high, to my pitiful cry, as I crept out to deny my sigh. Time was to fly.
The strength of those who fed us with kind, as we wallowed through despair, without comfort of mind. An axe must grind.
Here, I ask of you to reflect for a while,
Along with my colleagues, in times of denial. This life has been a trial.
For we are the future thrust into fear,
And cold nights gave up some lives year on year. Year on year on year.
Remember us, the homeless dead, as we lay down, ice tethered to head. Dead.