Poetry by Jeff Green

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One night near Prypiat

by cricketjeff on April 26, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

When safety tests were signed but not performed
The foolishness could hardly be denied
When plans were made but rashly cast aside
The citadels of luck were being stormed
        The night shift clearly should have been informed
        Or better still the schedule been delayed
        The culture led to errors being made
        The citadels of luck were being stormed
Disaster struck and more misfortune swarmed
The firemen died to try to save the day
The bravest men are often thrown away
The citadels of luck were being stormed
        When safety tests were signed but not performed
        The citadels of luck were being stormed