Jayne Davies

Rookie - 281 Points (5th October 1960 / Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff)

Why? - Poem by Jayne Davies

They came from far and yonder,
They gave their helping hands,
And many a soul will ponder,
At life's own, tragic plans.

On a dark and misty morning,
In the village of Aberfan,
As a new school day, was dawning,
Fate, dealt it's evil plan.

Who could foretell what would happen,
When a mountain moved that day,
It happened without warning,
And a nation sat to pray.

The search went on, into the night,
As time ticked slowly by,
Hoping for some signs of life,
It made a strong man cry.

Many a poor soul, lost a life,
A community ripped apart,
By the sad events, that happened that day,
It touched, so many hearts.

The years have passed, and time's moved on,
The village life's now strong,
But will never forget, that dreadful day,
On a sad October morn,

In memory of those lost to the Aberfan disaster. R.I.P

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I remember this day so clearly! I was six years old at the time, and vividly remember walking home from school with my Mum. She told me, that there had been a terrible accident, over the other valley from us, and that a tip had moved down on to the school in Aberfan. I'll never forget that day!

Comments about Why? by Jayne Davies

  • (6/23/2014 3:43:00 PM)

    Powerful write, a very good poem about a tragic event, so sad. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2013

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