Monday, 8 August 2011


Poem 47 of 230:  A LOSS FOR HUMANITY

Summer's end, '97,
    A car crash in France;
Then thousands of cut flowers -
    Some bearers in trance.

For Diana broke-even -
    Now resting in peace;
A loss for humanity -
    Her caring did cease.

For, while taking her perks
    (Perks there should not be),
She gave greatly of herself
    In kind-charity -

Charity good states would free.

(C) David Franks 2003

Memorial in Hyde Park; 18/4/16

Kensington Gardens - minus flowers; 13/7/14