Organs Illegally Sold

Organs Illegally Sold

A Poem by Marie Harrison
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A poem about sell organs illegally.

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Organs Illegally Sold

Their bodies were old

And told they wouldn’t live long,

But really their organs were fine.

Their relatives forgot them and

Left them behind.

 

Secretly they were put to sleep

In the middle of the night.

The sight of their eyeballs and

Parts being removed and sold

For the use of others is just

Horrendous to the American nurses

But that’s what America voted for.

 

Government healthcare coverage

Is what they all shared in common,

No one cared what happened

To them and the government

Made a fortune selling their

Body parts to the Chinese government

For financial debts unpaid.

 

We’ve sold out by selling

Our souls to the red and gold.

 

© 2010 Marie Harrison


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This subject is a staple of cyberpunk, w/its emphasis on present and future black markets. I wrote about it too; the text is buried in my old computer, former website content. Don't know exactly where the market for illegal organs stands right now, but I'm sure some of it is going on.

The idea of rushing the process w/disposable oldies w/useful organs is certainly ghoulish enough. Linking it to gov't healthcare is more ghoulish still. Alas, the U.S. is far more horrorshow about the latter issue, fact and fiction, than the more humanistic Canada and UK.

And then the coup de gras: selling to China. Well, ya know the entire corporatist globalization sweep has been amounting to an Invasion of the Body Snatchers anyway. Hearts, minds, souls, bodies infected w/the most insidious fascistic form of capitalism.

Shell game organ swapping is small potatoes next to entire populations stolen by The Matrix. Thanks for the ghoulish thought-provoking, though. ;-)


Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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World is out of control. In my lifetime. I saw less concern for the people and more concern for big business. Government baled out banks and Auto companies. How about the 100,000 business who closed down and no-one cared? Poem may be a real story ASAP. China loans are very large and the USA is in big trouble. Thank you for your poetry. Always a reason and the words make me think.
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Posted 9 Years Ago


This made me feel sick...because I wouldn't sell people's organs...I think most people would only donate...but good job on this. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 9 Years Ago


I saw a documentary of poor mothers in India willingly, yes WILLINGLY selling their organs so that their children could go to school or have food for 2 weeks, yes, 2 WEEKS. The whole documentary had about 75% of mothers crying.

Life is harsh like that.

Posted 9 Years Ago


This is chilling, I can believe something like this could really happen. This would make a great horror story.

Posted 9 Years Ago


This is really spooky and creepy and just a tad bit too real in that it could actually happen the way America has been sold to China. Awesome! I got this as a RR request and it was well worth reading!

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

That's frightening to even think about! I wouldn't want to be someone, whose insides were perfectly fine and then later on, no more insides. >

Posted 9 Years Ago


Wow! I see a movie in this! Excellent story in this poem, I can see this somehow coming true, a very nightmarish picture here! Love this, its outstanding!

Posted 9 Years Ago


This subject is a staple of cyberpunk, w/its emphasis on present and future black markets. I wrote about it too; the text is buried in my old computer, former website content. Don't know exactly where the market for illegal organs stands right now, but I'm sure some of it is going on.

The idea of rushing the process w/disposable oldies w/useful organs is certainly ghoulish enough. Linking it to gov't healthcare is more ghoulish still. Alas, the U.S. is far more horrorshow about the latter issue, fact and fiction, than the more humanistic Canada and UK.

And then the coup de gras: selling to China. Well, ya know the entire corporatist globalization sweep has been amounting to an Invasion of the Body Snatchers anyway. Hearts, minds, souls, bodies infected w/the most insidious fascistic form of capitalism.

Shell game organ swapping is small potatoes next to entire populations stolen by The Matrix. Thanks for the ghoulish thought-provoking, though. ;-)


Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Holy Crap! I hope this doesnt end up happening for real. But with the incredible financial debt owed to the Chinese it really could happen........yikes!

Posted 9 Years Ago


This is a very heavy piece; I’ve always wondered about that, can you really trust them with your life when it comes to dollar sign. Great job.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on September 7, 2010
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Tags: Healthcare, Horror, Organs, Illegal Practice, Politics

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Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA



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