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Gone

Salford, 3rd January 2017

in response to the prompt

Gone

The streets I knew have long since gone

covered up by flagstones and tarmac.

Veterans of those halcyon days

now sit broken tween two sets of fenceposts

 

Communities cast off

to towering islands

boxed up accommodation

piled up to the sky

 

Old friends apart

separated by miles

distanced by development

making moneymen smile

 

And newcomers have

no sense of history

except for the old hall to the west

with its gardens and trees

 

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Religion

Is anything sacred ?

Sacred

They’re tearing down temples

for a flash B & B

The places of worship,

they think they are twee.

 

They’re moving the pulpits

to community halls

whilst taking a digger

to break down brick walls

 

In name they call – “Progress”

Its the communities loss

for the one who wont replace it –

is the man they call “Boss”

 

But the leader of worship –

you see – he’s no fool

for the church comes attached

with its very own school

 

So one way or another

the sacred worship will survive

as the church all meets in the school

where together – they thrive.