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Thread #95574   Message #2553610
Posted By: Canberra Chris
31-Jan-09 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: Aberfan disaster 40th anniversary - 21 Oct 1966
Subject: RE: Aberfan disaster 40th anniversary - 21 Oct 196
I was 16 then, thirty years later that 'shiver' returned for me too, I found myself struggling to get my next breath, and I wrote:

Aberfan

The men who had mined it out
Dug back into it
Blind under searchlights
In the still descending rain,
And scraped wet coal dust
From the mouths
Of their crushed children.

Thirty years on
I suddenly remember
And the next breath
Refuses to leave my throat.

Chris