Harry Leslie Smith 1923-2018. RIP.


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Harry Leslie Smith

was a secular saint

defended the poor

when the rich were robbers

selling off the state

to the highest bidder



Harry Leslie Smith

knew war and hunger

loved his enemy

marrying a German

falling in love

in the ashes of Hamburg


Harry and Friede



Harry Leslie Smith

when Friede died

grieving and needing

a reason to live again

picked up his pen



and declared once more

war on the enemies

of common humanity

Thatchers and Pinochets

apostles of the market



Harry Leslie Smith

showed how it’s done

the world is a finer place

Harry now you’re gone




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