Aberfan 1966

50 Years may of passed
For those who lived on
The nightmares still last
Friends and teachers gone
In their houses they were kept
To ease the pain of those who wept.
Grief is something we cannot span
Sending prayers to Aberfan.

Hugh's Views & News

You left this world, 50 years ago today

Holding hands you travelled together

144 souls lifted by the light

Looking down at those who continue to suffer

Your lights shine on, through darkness and pain

We’ll sing our hearts out for your pleasure

Not only today will we remember your goodbyes

You’ll stay in our hearts forever


Written for the people of Aberfan


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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ksbeth
    Oct 21, 2016 @ 15:54:52

    this is so sad –


  2. socialbridge
    Oct 21, 2016 @ 17:38:24

    Such a terrible tragedy, Willow.
    I remember that day so well as we heard the news here in Ireland. It must be impossible for family, friends and the community to manage to bear it.


  3. summertime75
    Oct 21, 2016 @ 20:41:31

    Sadly its one of those key points that one remembers, our head told us in assembly at school, I think what made it worse was that they were children and so seemed more real.


  4. Hugh's Views and News
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 06:59:27

    Dear Willow. Thank you so much for sharing my tribute to those that lost their lives in Aberfan and for writing a very moving tribute.


  5. Sue Dreamwalker
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 20:11:29

    This was a beautiful tribute and poem from Hugh Willow.. ❤


  6. Brenda Davis Harsham
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 18:06:09

    So sad. All those children and their teachers. 144 people. 116 kids from 7 to 10. So awful. How does a town survive something so ghastly? Some kids saved. Others gone. No justice to it. I’ve never seen coal tips on mountain tops in this country. A very good thing, too.


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