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The Prisoner and the Guard

by Richard Haxton

I used to live in the prison camp. I did what I was told
For the enemy I fixed radios, and now I’m sick and old
I held my tongue when my family died with numbers on their arms
And now police watch my every move. I know they wish me harm

I could tell you of unfathomable horror.
Just to listen would be too hard
And only two understand me now
the prisoner and the guard
the prisoner and the guard