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Places Poetry

Abandoned (Derelict)

#FFFC #Abandoned #Derelict #Brokenwindows

with thanks to Aron Jäger@unsplash.com for providing the Image

I remember the weeks before the builders moved in

the children, were now learning – in bright shiny blocks

up the road in the next district

whilst the old building sat – a nest for the birds

and a target for vagabonds with little on their minds

smashed glass and vibrant graffiti the order of the day

as the old iron gates sat rusting

waiting for the wrecking balls to arrive

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Places

Ghost Structures

Gasometers of Salford on Liverpool Street...Captured on Inky's camera and given a neon glow.
The old gasometers of Liverpool Street



In Order to make Salford look more like town

they’re tearing the old gasometers down

resplendent in their pastel blue

their removals caused a bit of a do’

as money men wave around their cash

trying to make the city look flash

Macolls Ghosts flies around in disgust

as they tore at the giants covered in rust

and locals they begin to frown

another landmark lost of the ‘dirty old town’

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Acrostic Architecture Poetry

Detonate

Detonate

Salford 29th May 2017

An acrostic for todays daily post from Inky.
Dibnah, a man known for knocking down chimneys

even as the foundations burned…he watched

today, it’s oh so different as charges are laid

out in a pattern

neat in stacks and co ordinated in

a way the building collapses in on itself

the great man would be mightily impressed … but

exciting as in his day ? Not as much

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Home Inspiration Nature Parks Places

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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Buildings Childhood Growing up

Building site

Construct

Two kids in a classroom

Playing with their toys

Just a normal day

for the girls and boys

One quietly builds a house

with coloured blocks

whilst the other plays with his van

with silver wheels and shocks

Walls they go up quickly

two red, two blue of course

with roof of yellow on top

to withstand the strongest force

But that doesn’t count

for his truck riding friend

who makes a bawl, making walls fall

by riding the truck into buildings end

Demolition clears up their mess

Constructor starts to mend

with a little extra help

from their contrite friend