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  • Sweet Excavations



    Through condensation on the windscreen

    A scene of demolition surprise

    Viewed by eyes that pass so quickly by

    But spy the coming end of a sweet past



    Derelict transcript of young footsteps

    To doorstep of children’s desires

    Shelves higher for jars that weigh heavy

    For a levy of pocket money



    Before the bell tolls for days lessons

    Delicatessen of sugar treats

    Greet voracious school uniforms

    That swarm to the wooden counter



    Wrapped raptures that stained the tongue

    Young hands clutch with their fingers sticky

    Some sickly gobbled with undue haste

    Taste treasures of past ghosts passed by



    Mirrors view of excavation site

    Sight of the future foundation shrinks

    Blinks as memories overtaken

    Shaken by progress remorseless ride

  • #2
    lots of memories in this poetry and some dark. heavy poetry well written.

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    • Parkinsonspoet
      Parkinsonspoet commented
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      Thank you for kind words.I drove past a building site which was once a sweetshop in my schooldays

  • #3
    that's what I love about poetry. anything can inspire and always meaningful.

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