High up on the top floor…

People died.

High up in society…

People lied.

 

The dizzy heights of enterprise,

Looked down on those below…

The hollow heights of greed…

And what? For show…

 

Up there in high-tech towers,

‘The corporates’ batten down.

Feigned concern…

Their practised frown.

 

Babies are the truth.

Children never lie.

We heard their screams.

We hear their cry.

 

We count on justice for them…

Helpless though it seems.

We pray for restitution…

We heard their screams.

 

© The Secret Poetess, June 2017.

 

In sympathy for all those affected by the Grenfell fire. May the lost rest in peace.

 

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