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heureuse nouvelle année ! / happy new year 2 U all

heureuse nouvelle année ! / happy new year 2 U all
Ancienne prison Saint-Michel de Toulouse / Former prison Saint-Michel de Toulouse

Nouvel an carcéral / New prison year...


You're not sleepy.
You smoke and you watch
You're all scratched up
You're like a sad cat
Lost on the list
Lost and Found
The prison night
Falling on the slabs
And that icy bed
Coming and going
Sun and smile
Are on the other side

These walls, these fences
Those doors and cages
These corridors, these keys

That loneliness
So hard and tough
That we can touch her
This moonbeam
On the floor lights
Forgotten face
From the one you love
Who pulls on his chain
Like a wounded wolf

Betty don't crack
Betty don't dive
I know, they laid you down there.
And then they shut down their steel bars

Betty don't cry
Betty don't shake
I know, you're gonna stay here

You don't want to wake up, you don't want to dream...

I'm saying "I love you"
In this short poem
In that long kiss
You're my sister.
Just a woman
That I rhymed
I give you my strength
My words and notes
To keep you warm
I hate morals.
Central Prisons
Remand homes

I'm not sleepy.
I smoke and I stay up

And I composed
A love song
A rescue song
For the other side
For those who are thrown away
In the dungeons
In the darkness
While people sleep
At the bottom of the conform
Without waking up

Betty don't crack
Betty don't dive
I know, they put you down there.
And then they shut down their steel bars

Betty don't cry
Betty don't shake

You know, we'll meet again...
Elsewhere, in the sunshine

La prison Saint-Michel de Toulouse aux allures extérieures de château fort du Moyen Âge a été conçue par l'architecte départemental Jacques-Jean Esquié en 1855, sous le règne de Napoléon III.
André Malraux (écrivain et résistant), chef des maquis du Lot sous le nom du Colonel Berger dans la clandestinité, y séjourna en attendant la libération de la ville lors de la Seconde Guerre mondiale.
Depuis le début des années 1980, les détenus en semi-liberté sont accueillis dans le couvent mitoyen des Lazaristes. En 2000, le ministère de la Justice programme le transfert des détenus vers la maison d'arrêt de Seysses et le centre de détention de Muret. En 2001, l'explosion de l'usine AZF (de transformation du pétrole, filiale de Total) endommage le couvent. Les prisonniers en semi-liberté déménagent dans l'ancien quartier des femmes. [Wikipedia] De nombreux habitants des quartiers limitrophes sont dévastés par cette explosion et tardent encore, 19 ans plus tard, à être indemnisés des nombreux dommages, tant matériels que psychologiques et pathologiques dont ils furent victimes, malgré leurs recours multiples.

The Saint-Michel prison in Toulouse, which looks like a medieval fortified castle, was designed by the departmental architect Jacques-Jean Esquié in 1855, during the rule of Napoleon III.
André Malraux (writer and Resistance fighter), leader of the Lot maquis under the name of Colonel Berger in hiding, stayed there while awaiting the liberation of the town during the Second World War.
Since the beginning of the 1980's, the prisoners in semi-liberty are welcomed in the adjoining convent of the Lazarists. In 2000, the Ministry of Justice scheduled the transfer of detainees to the Seysses prison and the Muret detention centre. In 2001, the explosion at the AZF plant (oil processing plant, a subsidiary of Total) damaged the convent. Prisoners on semi-liberty moved to the former women's quarter.
[Wikipedia.fr] Many residents of the neighborhoods were affected by this explosion and, 19 years later, are still waiting to receive compensation for the many material, psychological and pathological damages they suffered, despite their multiple claims.

Tout cela t'est destiné, entre autres, toi mon âme obscure ...

You may understand now, you all, why I don't like fences... Even if you don't mind!

ColRam, cp_u, Marie-claire Gallet, and 19 other people have particularly liked this photo

13 comments - The latest ones
Daniela club
Hello, Eric !

I wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year,
A pocket full of money
And a cellar full of beer,
A horse and a gig
And a good fat pig
To kill next year.
19 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Happy year 2020, Eric! =)
19 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Meilleurs voeux de bonheur... Bonne année. Bonne Santé.
19 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Happy New Year !!
19 months ago.
Annaig56 club
bonne et heureuse année plein de bonnes choses pour toi et merci de nous accompagner ici,,
19 months ago.
 Aschi "Freestone"
Aschi "Freestone" club
Happy new year, good luck and health in 2020, thanks for showing your pictures
19 months ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
beaux reflets sur cette prison********************
belle journée Eric ! merci ! bises♫
19 months ago.
HelenaPF club
Vous avez les idées noires en ce 1er janvier mon cher Eric! Mais je vous remercie pour cette capture et tout ce document la concernant ainsi que pour la chanson de Lavilliers que j'avais complètement oubliée! Elle est si belle!!!!
Merci pour vos voeux et croyez que j'exprime les miens venant du plus profond de mon coeur pour vous et tous les vôtres y compris la belle tribu chihuahua. Je vous embrasse très affectueusement
19 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Happy New Year, Eric ! Have a very nice and peaceful 2020 ! Many greetings from Frankfurt
19 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Beautiful capture...
Happy New Year to you and yours
19 months ago.
 Anke Brehm
Anke Brehm
Dankeschön, dir auch ein gutes Jahr 2020.
19 months ago.
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Some things are difficult to bear and yet it's up to us to be and remain strong with the faith and hope that we'll meet again in a world of true freedom and peace ...
Thank you for your deep thoughts and good wishes, Eric.
Wish you and yours a very happy New Year and joy in life - despite all the sad things that happen in the world!
19 months ago.
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