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THE BLOOD BANK


Let’s go to the bank!
Let’s go to the bank!
Our reservoir is dry and empty!
One missing or dead for twenty!

Let’s fill the tank!
Let’s fill the tank!
Our Journey is tough and long!
Beneath the earth is where they belong!

Let’s file in rank!
Let’s file in rank!
Our Warriors with iron eagles will fly!
Let our Subject get help from the sky!

Let’s move the truck!
Let’s move the truck!
Our Warlords are praying and waiting!
Before another will be stolen or go missing!

We are here at the bank!
We are here at the bank!
Our uniform men will clear the way!
The gate keepers will not have a say!

We are at the bank!
We are at the bank!
Our men on muftis will open the vaults!
From today, here will record no votes!

Let us launch the attack!
Let us launch the attack!
Our identities will remain faceless!
The bank owners will then go homeless!

We are leaving the bank!
We are leaving the bank!
Our offspring will soon start to bud!
In the Land where we just drew Blood!

Unedited extracts from #TheBloodBank
Ota Uma Ben
3rd July 2018.
#DrawingBlood

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