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the carpet factory,
the shoes

i heard a story today
about a little boy
one of many who was enslaved
by his country
in child labor

in this case
he was working
for a carpet factory

he managed to escape
he told his story
to the world
he was a hero at ten

put the people from the factory
held a grudge
and today i heard
that the little boy
was shot and killed
on the street
he was twelve

and eugene complains to me
when i buy shoes
that are made in china

now i have to think
did somebody
have to die for these

will somebody have to die
for these

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Blister and Burn, Janet Kuypers 2007 book the book Seeing Things Differently the book Rough Mixes the book Oeuvre the book Moving Performances Life on the Edge, 2007 ccd collection book, front cover It All Comes Down, 2007 Janet Kuypers book, front cover Rising to the Surface, 2007 Janet Kuypers book, front cover the CD Moving Performances Live at WZRD Radio - 2 CD set the CD Seeing Things Differently the CD Rough Mixes