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Southend pier me ole lady

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Southend pier me ole lady

Victoriana 
Pier 
Stands 
Monumental.....

Of the glory days long gone
The train rumbles on as a confused old lady
Unsure of her destiny yet still she travels on

Young faces embrace with baited breath
Peering anticipation pressed on smeery glass
Wooing and cooing as objects roll by
Parents smile in adoration as their little ones ask 'why?'

And it's all so reflective, the sheen of the sea,
Glass thoughts imagination as we
Watching faces, aging lovers, flowing dresses, flip-flops
Baseball caps and the odd few shops
De-board to stretch and sigh, relish the visions which greets the eye

Chips on the promenade an absolute must
Rossi ice cream to flourish in lust
Just sea and breeze with breaths and smile
To stop take time, enjoy (our) while

Lean on the piers aged frame,
Whilst fishermen reel
Young pollacks play games
Streamline they race
Against the incoming current
Side flips cause amazement
As to why? Unapparent
Thousands in the shade of the aged old pier
Return to same spot year after year

Just like us and our forefathers before
An irresistible meeting ground
We cannot ignore


(love the old pier)

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  1. Date: 6/3/2012 5:03:00 PM
    my type of poetry...flows well tells a story... touch of nastalgia....very well done... re easter bunny ....in the 90s they brought out another virus ...and you had to buy the injection if your pet suffered....csiro government job....now they are wanting a new virus, talk about persecution of a rabbit, bugs is not amused....

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 9:28:00 AM
    Karen - reminds me of Atlantic City in the old days. Those piers are bound to fall down sooner or later. Nice poem, love, Kathy

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    Date: 6/3/2012 9:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks very much kathryn for reading this... ours has burnt a few times and suffered barges hitting it yet still the old gel loiters....one day i guess they will.. karen