Wednesday, 23 January 2019

A colossal disaster

An 8,000 mile trip
From New York to Hong Kong
Over the Arctic, doesn't sound an easy one.
A passenger was taken ill-
They had to divert to Goose Bay
In Canada; an old air base
Built by the Empire.
Waiting 15 hours in -20 degrees,
The plane door was damaged-
No-one available to work overnight
Some poor sod had to stand
By the door for security.
Someone replied under the article-
"A colossal disaster- give me strength".

© Amanda Derry

PASSENGERS STRANDED ON REMOTE CANADIAN MILITARY AIRFIELD FOR 15 HOURS AMID -20C WEATHER IN ‘COLOSSAL DISASTER’ NEW YORK-HONG KONG FLIGHT

Amanda joined a Creative Writing class, following a breakdown, which played a significant role in her recovery. She now embeds literacy skills into classes that she teaches.