Poem By Mike Tonkin

On 21st of October 1966 a tip of coal slurry slid
Into the village of Aberfan and 144 people were
Of these 116 were children who were buried
Beneath their school Pantglas Junior School.

They lie so close together now
Out there on the quiet hill
While the valley is weeping in the mist
For the mountains dreadful toll.

Their trusting eyes are closed now
Crushed by the indifference of men
And their still hearts burst with pity
For those that stand and mourn.

Comments about Aberfan

A dreadful day,21st October 1966. If you get the chance have a look at my own poem called Aberfan.
I remember Aberfan, dreadful disaster
Very poignant Mike, I think everyone old enough remembers that sad day, best wishes Lynda x

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