Two years on... Grenfield Towers (Rondeau)

by Michael   Jun 14, 2019

As grief rained down, dark clouds did rise,
where petals fell, from ashen skies.
A fire breathed out, from mouths of hell,
and ripped hearts from, a stone-built shell.
No time to say, their last goodbyes.

Today they mourn, at such demise
and many tears, will roll from eyes.
The scent of smoke has left a smell
where flowers laid, cannot dispel grief rained down

Two years ago, heard sounds of cries
this day we wait, for truth or lies.
Such answers need, now to impel
so life will be, saved by a bell.
This day I'll mourn, the loss of lives grief rained down.


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  • 8 months ago

    by Daniel

    I can’t believe it’s been two years! This is a fitting ode to an avoidable tragedy.

    This is a difficult form. I must say I’m not a huge fan of ‘did rain’ and ‘did breathe’. I understand the reasons for it, but it always sounds a tad forced in. That’s really my only issue here, such are the constraints of formed poetry.

    Commendable as ever, Michael. We all live in hope never to hear another story like this.

    • 8 months ago

      by Michael

      Daniel, I really did think that you did like the word did! ;) haha!

      Thanks fella and I have changed one and made me think a little :)

      Yes lets hope there is not a repeat of this very sad catastrophe.

  • 8 months ago

    by Scott Cole


    • 8 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you fella:)

  • 8 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Michael, you have paid tribute to this awful tragedy. Despite 2 years on the memory of this disaster are still imprinted on our minds. Like the ash thier avoidable deaths need not have rained down that day. Stay put policies, fire stopping measures have been changed as a result, so their lives have not been for nothing.

    Thank you.

    • 8 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Mr D.
      There are still unsafe buildings, that need to be sorted out. Money is always a sad priority. But yes lives that were lost, will hopefully change many things. :)

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