Jérôme Kerviel (The Nights of Francfort)

In Francfort lights are off, night gets tough,
The stars mirror your smile, and that of sir Madoff,
Billions atomised in London’s secret skies,
My eyes are full of tears, children of dark subprimes


Golden child, flaunted by banks, haunted,
By darkest nights, by friends bankrupted
Deceited by stars, a life fame to endure,
31 years in oblivion, stripped future

In the room, there were only adults,
Faces torn by vertiginous drafts,
And above your shoulder iced,
A weird romance between you and God

Jérôme Kerviel, son of a system,
Your fate is the charcoal of our most untold dream,
Your angel face glow, tears opinionate curtains
But your stage was doomed, and so were your stains !

University middle-class cherished ghost, you got too fast,
Where was the brake, where was the last
Stop ? Who helped you fail ? Who named you scapegoat ?
I am not blaming anyone for I am just a soul in a shabby undercoat

You survived a decade obsessed by your own soul,
Traders are stockbrockers, living a dream that’s foul
But tell me judge really, was he responsible ?
For the bristelty of a too social world ?

In Francfort lights are off, night gets tough,
The stars mirror your smile, and that of sir Madoff,
Billions atomised in London’s secret skies,
My eyes are full of tears, children of dark subprimes


A toxicoman, a craftman or a God?
I have been chewing news, I have been mostly told
Farewell to these dark jobs that engulfs our lives
Money let your smile fade in justices’ gloves

A decade adrift, crisis engineered,
Golden risks clear the throat of history’s feed
On social networks, in seas of addiction
Jérôme Kerviel was Yesterday’s most golden son!

My eyes are watching you in jail, remembering your past,
Your flight was digital, your love was made of rust,
And my soul is torn by a future nuanced in greys
I’m afraid of History, most saddened for its preys

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