Could this happen again?I was ten years old, so I
remember it well. Get out your long-johns lads and start
knitting those woolen knickers girls, the big freeze is
on its way again!!!!!
Twas in the winter of 47, when the frost and snow did
With temperatures below zero for most of winters
The nation came to a stand-still, encased in ice and
When chiblains erupted on millions, on hands, feet and
Coal froze in the bath tubs, all transport was standing
No trains came to the station to deliver the winter
Snow drifts as high as lamp posts across this ice bound
The people burnt their furniture to warm their kiddies
Power cuts were frequent just two years after the war
austerity was raging, which hit the old and poor.
The old ones died in thousands throughout this frozen
No food was in the larder, no fire to warm their hands
they cried and died a lonely way, their bodies blue with
Jack-Frost held out his ice bound hand to kill the weak
Their will to live just faded, their breath was chilled
Twas the year of 47, a year to remember well.
Nature has it's funny ways to repeat this winters hell.
Peter Wicks (Snowman)