Proud she stood in Albion’s sun
Now burnt and broken, a lifeless one
Red now glows the evening sky
As ashes towards the zenith fly
Silence stalks the darkening night
Statues of grief seen in embers light
Night lays claim to heart and soul
As pain and loss now take their toll
As daylight stirs the hearts so torn
Justice waits with mornings dawn
… For the people of Hereford