Sunday, 19 August 2018

That Was the MUSE That Was

Cave Rescue, July 2018

A team of boys, a party in a cave,

the sudden flood that would not let them leave;

a football coach who sacrificed his food,

taught meditation to enhance their mood

and keep them strong. The never-ending wait

for news of rescue, parents desperate.

Collective prayer, by those of every faith

and none. A world that watched and held its breath;

a rescue mission, scrupulously planned

with diverse knowledge flown from distant lands;

a man who lost his life but not in vain,

his part a vital linkage in the chain

that, ultimately, brought them all out - safe,

a modern miracle, a world’s relief.

© Jenni Wyn Hyatt

'I was really afraid': Thai football team on their ordeal and rescue - video

Jenni Wyn Hyatt was born in Wales in 1942. She now lives in Derbyshire, and started writing poetry in her late sixties. Jenni published her first collection, 'Perhaps One Day' in 2017.