Thank you for finally listening
Although now it is far too late.
The death toll continues climbing
While nervously you speculate.
Black clouds of neglect still shroud us;
ferociously the flames rage on
It’s 16 hours and counting
Our heartache will never be gone.
We reported our fears to you:
Again- and again- and again!
With this dawn of devastation,
do not think of dodging the blame.
Prevention always beats a cure
Why didn’t you listen to us before?