A Shell to Nigeria

How can I comfort
Those that I see
Left after a bullet has bought
The destruction of their family
I feel like a fool
As I side in this state
Where politicians the company tool
And injustice put aside to wait
Until the oil runs out
And there is no more reason to hide
And we can hide from the shout
That the company has lied
To cover up the blood
That their money has brought
Gunned down with a thud
The protest come to naught
How do you fight
A faceless mobster
Who’ll keep you in fright
This corporate death monster
How long will it take
Until the memory is wiped
Or our spirit to brake
Cut down by a conglomerates fake
Way of progression
That kills life and land
A constant procession
Of blood on their hand
23 / 4 / 1995

A Shell to Nigeria

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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Artist's Description

In 1995 while living in St Kilda, I met a man whom had fled Nigeria, after protests about Shell and other Oil Companies exploitation, had turned violent. Nigeria is now an important oil exporter. People still live in poverty there, while others grow fat and rich on Nigerian resources

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