Unmapped

#Socs source : The Fourth Bear, Jasper Fforde, P.155 when you look out towards the river you’ll spot a swathe of green amongst the towering skyscrapers its the prettiest place you’ll have seen The fathers are sat perplexed at the mo, for they’ve been offered some cash to bestow so long as the man wi …

Devastation

Devastation 25th January 2017 They’re chopping down a field of trees in the name of education, they need the wood you see “For the pencils!” they all plea   but its not just education but houses and furniture too there’s plots of brown compacted soil where once – a lush forest grew   And passing through …

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 …

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 …

Deserted

In response to the prompt   Desert These sands were once a vibrant place The waters cool and clear as day Till someone thought it would be cool and treat the beach folk as complete fools They started taking things away No more could little ones play and as developers they all did cheer the …

Down my Street

Street I remember the land the house i live in sat on It was rugged wild and abandoned The locals called it – The croft The only sign of human existence before the docks?  The job centre.   A place for last years sofa broken tables and chairs A repository for a town kids Private …