Cheap not cheerful Inner city development

This butchery of space

wears its frontage

like a pantomime dame

wears its lipstick

with eye-lashes to match.


Its sunken eyes

fails to flutter the hearts

of passers-by,

fails to warm to the gaze. 

Facades that portray

a space-invader face.


Words and image  Tommy Carroll


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Martin Elder

Mon 11th Feb 2019 23:15

Beautifully stated Tommy. I just love that opening line
'The butchery of space'
Magnificent mate

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 11th Feb 2019 16:43

This does a good job in bringing attention to the paucity of imagination and the ugliness allowed to prevail in our built-up areas.
Topical, terse and spot-on!

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Mon 11th Feb 2019 16:01

Great punchy and self adjusting wrench of a poem Tommy. A favourite topic for me that I keep chucking stones at.


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