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In Europe

A Collection of Poems from Hiraeth and Ubuntu:
The Poetry of David Williams ~ An Anthology, 2003-2023

Liverpool Street Blues

The heads of state of those countries bidding for the Summer Olympics of 2012 met in Singapore to hear the committee’s decision. Among them was the Prime Minister of the UK, intent on pressing the London case. No sooner had he returned to that city, than terrorists’ actions shattered euphoria and many lives. (With grateful acknowledgement to the Beatles for some of their lines, which I have adapted.)

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Twenty-two people were killed by a terrorist bomb at the end of a concert by Ariana Grande in the Manchester Arena, in May 2017.

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- David F  Williams