BACK TO THE PAST

poem by: Darryl Ashton
Written on Nov 13, 2017

The brochures spoke
of Edwardian splendour,
Royalty visited (typical
weekender),
We went and the brochures
gave false information,
The town had gone down
in our estimation.

The Grand Hotel was 
long past its best,
The dowdy brocade 
matched the carpet and
guest,
An old village hall,
charmingly called 'rooms',
With closed public toilets,
a new store place for
brooms.

We parked the car and
paid the fee,
Walking down Station 
Road hoping to see,
The design of the lovely
Edwardian station,
Alas, it was gone, long
before our vacation.

Maybe a show at the
regency theatre,
Could be professional 
or even amateur,
It may contain old play
lists or wonderful frescos,
It contained baked beans
'cos it now was a Tesco's.

The Post Office is now
a backstreet Post Shop,
Like everything else it
was given the chop,
Perhaps we could find
a solicitor hack,
And get to claim our
parking fee back.

I go back to the past
cos its better there now,
There's no political
correctness, nor health
and safety – which 
causes a row,
I spread the word to 
the people in the past,
If you visit your future,
you'll come back fast!


BY
DARRYL ASHTON  
 

 

Tags: Humor, Wishful,

 

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