Grenfell Tower Tribute
Grenfell Tower block, twenty-four floors high
One complete disaster and people die
How could this go so very wrong
The PEOPLE of Chelsea & Kensington, remain strong.
Whilst the fire frantically raged
Most occupiers remained stranded and caged
As the emergency services sweated and toiled
They were thwarted ….and potential rescues were foiled.
So many people have perished and tragically died
An outpouring of grief, ….sadness and people cried.
For lost one’s who succumbed to the billowing smoke
With ferocious flames, wrapping around the tower,…… ‘a dark menacing cloak’;
How could this happen in this day and age
People’s misery and pain turning to rage
During the recovery, those affected will require support over a period of time
Whilst others will be asked questions about Regulation, standards, safety or possible crime?
An Inquiry has been called to deliver the facts and tell the tale,
People must be given the truth and allow JUSTICE to prevail
Where fire raged…… it spread so fast
We grieve….. for those who tragically past
They should have been able to escape …….and survive
Lead their lives….. and be able to thrive
They didn’t have a chance…..amongst the fear
We will remember THEM ALL and keep dear
Where once, there were flames lighting up the sky at night
Now….. THEIR STARS…. shine so bright
Out of the darkness, communities will rise…….. a ‘flicker’ …...a ‘flame’
Be steadfast and strong,……provide comfort to each other and remember…… ‘In their name’
In memory to those who have suffered and lost loved ones at Grenfell
Words of Retired Fire Officer Elfyn Edwards