Friday, 25 March 2016

A Minute of Silence ...

Three days of mourning this strange week
Prospects for tourism are bleak
I hear that we're now “Alert Three”
Though what protection can that be?

The Federal Government is one
Linguistic squabbles cannot run
When Belgium – this sweet Nation - grieves
And peace is stolen by such thieves...

Strewn with blooms, the Bourse stands proud
Before it yesterday a crowd
Many came to pay respects
Sharing sorrow; what comes next?

In a minute's silence*, King and Queen
Feel the shock waves, which may mean
That we have entered a new phase
As these attacks new problems raise …

(c) Poet in the woods 2016

*Friday, 25th March


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