Grenfell Fire

Grenfell Fire

A Poem by George Coombs
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Concerning the fire in London just over a year ago

"

Grenfell Fire


( A Year On 6/6/2018)


now

tired journeying...

a long way...seeking

peace...wanting

justice...


too much whitewash

covers sinister walls

of social infamy...


grenfell is

a charred building

safety is a child

lost...vulnerable

who screams

why would they never listen?”


today...

in london

scene of much

chequered history

remembering

loved ones...taken

beyond pain...

safe now...


memory...insistent

as a blackbird

heralding

coming night

now...

a deeper darkness...


those who were told

did nothing...

they walked

by on the other side...

they did

nothing...


grenfell person

like an infant lost

among frail

winter trees...


lack of authentic

listening...

deafness of authority

that will not hear...


now...

those we no longer

see stand in

our remembrance

here from

another reality...


here

is righteous anger

we

will

not forget...


George Coombs

© 2018 George Coombs


Author's Note

George Coombs
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The tragic loss of life, and like you said who is to blame? Grenfell will never be forgotten or the people who lost their lives.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

George Coombs

2 Years Ago

Thankyou Dawn.
Grenfall will remain a stain, but who is to blame? Tragic loss of life, tragic circumstances and probably the fault lies in more than one domain. Well written George. I will never forget what I witnessed live on tv that day.

Chris

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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George Coombs
George Coombs

Brighton and Hove, Southern, United Kingdom



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I am a retired lecturer from Hove in Southrn England. I write poetry, stories, essays and also draw and paint more..

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A Poem by George Coombs