Saturday, 19 July 2014

Pace - Disgrace - New Face

With communications coming fast
An eye blink and you’re in the past
I saw with shock upon my screens
A Malaysian plane* in smithereens.

A solar missile (so they say)
Has wiped a host of lives away
All unsuspecting, people board
A full flight – nothing untoward.

Kuala Lumpur – here we come!
But no – their life thread’s quite undone.
Press conference: now who’s to blame?
Rumours opt for the Ukraine…

Israel puts troops on the ground
Sending shock waves out - profound
Now that Brazil’s World Cup is done
Reality hits us on the run!

Has the world become a violent place?
All news spreads at rapid pace
So I was glad to learn this week
Two friends of brand new grandkids speak!

(c) Poet in the woods 2014

* Malaysian airlines flight MH17 crashed on 17th July, 2014

1 comment:

  1. There has been some good news this week, 2 new borns, 2 new lives. Hope for the future. Thank you sarah, for including young Oliver in your poem, such a lovely thought. X