Friday, June 08, 2007

in memorium

The memorial plaque read: "In honour of the 30 lives tragically lost in the fire of 82."
It was 31.
Not 30.
The media had a field day
'More proof of the Council's incompetence'
'Hardly worth the 25 year wait', they jeered.
The Council promised an enquiry.
The sculptor went in to hiding.
The families protested.
As they picketed and shouted they were all thinking the same thing.
'Please don't let them have forgotten my child'

4 comments:

Nee said...

Wow.
Really good one.

WA said...

Nice one Shoefie, really nice

Neha said...

that was lovely!

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Neat, but surely it's 'memoriAm'?

J.A.P.