west london fire

It Sounded Like Popcorn

It Sounded Like Popcorn

By JFarrell

 

It sounded like popcorn

Was my first thought

A lot of popcorn

At one in the morning

 

Opening the bedroom door

And turning on the light

To find myself blind

As a wall of thick, black smoke engulfed me

 

Going to my balcony

And looking over the edge

To see bright, angry orange flames

Licking at the walls below me

 

Grabbed coat, 2 bottles of water

And a towel

Knocked door to door

Warning the neighbours

 

Went back to do the other side

But opening the door to that area

The smoke was too thick

And I retreated

 

Ours was not a serious fire, thankfully

And was quickly ended

I cannot even begin to comprehend the events and loss

In the West London fire

 

My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you

As I’m sure are the prayers of many others

And, again, I’d like to thank the emergency services

And all those who helped

 

Love does matter and can heal us all

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

my deepest sympathies