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Braintree Town, Essex

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Braintree Town, Essex

All my love set aside
Grey lawns, grey town to sit and sigh
Ever thinking how to get by...

Soon the hooror of morning bats both eyes
I'm not interested!
Fickle, melting bores to congeal with... I'll be tested

In my work prison, a gated ugliness guarded by fear
Sometimes I wish i could bust a tear
But to give this town an indulgent lear?!

No

Sentiment is not allowed
Nor culture, fun or to be proud
"The paki shop" they say aloud

Hooded up guys sent out
Watching teen breasts with their pints of stout

Ugly dogs loyal to their masters
These macho men
These walking disasters

Dance music and drink and fried food's stink
Swagger and swearing and those stupid hats people are wearing
Leave this hell if you are beyond caring

Grey lawns, grey town to sit and sigh
Sleep forever old town, if I am to sing you a lullaby

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  1. Date: 3/23/2011 5:47:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning James. May you have a beautiful day filled with inspiration. Love, Carol