These planes that drop out of the sky
Are a puzzle; why, oh why
When thorough checks have been performed
Are nasty rumours quickly spawned?
Pilot error soon discounted
Investigation quickly mounted
The hunt for the Black Box reveals
A nervous tension the Press feels.
This time at the Red Sea Resort
Stranded tourists are distraught
Over Egypt flight near Sharm al-Sheikh
Shattered with all hands on deck...
This silver bird - new Trojan horse
Bore a package from a doubtful source
Holidaymakers are betrayed;
The fierce explosion is man-made.
I name no names but my thoughts go
To frequent travellers – they must know
Safety checks will get much longer
And apprehension that much stronger!
(c) Poet in the woods 2015
Russian aircraft crashed on 31st October, 2015