Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Belgium - at Half-Mast

Commuters who only yesterday
Were work-bound, now are swept away;
Posted snaps on Internet
Of smiling faces – no news yet …

The fragility of human lives
Should not come as a surprise
But safeguards here are often lax
Our “Strength in Unity” image cracks.

My thoughts go out to all of those
Whose absence, deeply felt, now shows
A rift which never can be filled
A loving heart – forever stilled …

A minute's silence to reflect
When will this wave of hate be checked?
We cannot let them block our sun
If we feel fear then “they” have won …

(c) Poet in the woods 2016

Terrorist attacks at Maelbeek metro and Zaventem airport on 22nd March


  1. So moving. Our thoughts are with you all.

  2. Belgium's motto: "L'union fait la Force" ...