ND - Notra Dame in the news
A Paris icon nearly lost to fire
Its roof has now gone and its famous spire
There's talk it was an electrical fault
Before the fire, relics' moved to a vault.
Help quickly arrived they had to move fast
The people of Paris just stood aghast
All over the world it was on the news
Flames engulfed the spire and even the pews.
The icon of course is the Notre Dame
To have lost it would have been a great shame
Over nine hundred years it has stood proud
A magnet for tourists, always a crowd.
And thankfully that day nobody died
Many were in shock, many people cried
But it was saved from being totally lost
'Twill be restored but it's going to cost.
Still go to Paris there's other grandeur
The Eiffel tower or the Sacra Coeur
Faithful can still pray, God is everywhere
You don't need a church to say a prayer.
Written 16th May 2019
For Notra Dame in the news poetry contest.
Sponsored by Kim Rodrigues.
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