A sudden fire in the undergrowth
a flame that spread so quickly
swallowing up small hamlets and forests
in the middle of Portugal.
57 people burnt to cinders many in their cars
trying to run away from monster flames.
The heat so intense the sun a ball of hatred
except for the tourists by the beach who
promise to come back next year.
We can`t argue with nature, and with bowed
heads fight the fire and accept its vile ways.
Not so in London a tower block housed by the poor
cost the life ff 100 people, this was negligence
by the careless using flammable material
those responsible for this crime must stand trial now
and not let their inequities be burrowed in
commission that will be released sometimes in the future