Within the Echo Arena car park
Cars parked for
The International horse show.
Spreads it's fingers from car to car
Stroking their sides like a match head
Within hours all cars are incinerated
Including one with children's horse riding gear.
They have a new horse,
The Mother explains-
They'll need to buy new stuff
Should be covered by Insurance.
Fifteen minutes later
People would have drifted in
It could've been much worse
No horses were hurt.
© Amanda Derry
Following a breakdown, Amanda joined a Creative Writing class which played a significant role in her recovery. She now embeds literacy skills into classes that she teaches. Amanda also runs the Facebook Group, I Love Writing.