Disaster strikes, this time in Spain
Van driver, crazed, intent to maim
Speeds through La Rambla; fourteen die
Many wounded; hue and cry...
Lightning attack, devoid of warning;
Barcelona, scarred, in mourning
Fine city now in sombre mood;
A sense of horror will intrude
On those who saw it all unfold;
Sagrada Familia's heart grows cold...
Then Cambrils, seventy miles away
Target of terrorists today.
A gas canister attack is foiled
Small comfort; many lives are spoiled
This reign of terror strikes us dumb
Is this the shape of things to come?
(c) Poet in the woods 2017