Friday, March 29, 2019

Paul Brookes writes

A Queued  

Life. Born to this line
Of cotted bairns,

Crocodiled infants,
Slumped with others outside

A locked classroom,
Marshalled exams desks,

Job interview staring at strangers,
Ranked at work,

Drs, dentists waiting rooms,
appointmented even my wedding.

Waiting list for a council house,
Parents evening lined up with others

Listed as deceased in papers, online.
Regimented plaque for my cremation.

As that world ends another begins.
Join another queue, another thought

of final judgement already delivered,
or forever pended.
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The New Build Council Houses -- Melissa Pentney

1 comment:

  1. A council house is a form of British public housing built by local authorities. (A council estate is a building complex containing a number of council houses and other amenities such as schools and shops.) Beginning with the Public Health Act of 1875, council houses could be general housing for the working class or homes for the poor,, general housing, or part of slum clearance. Construction was mainly from 1919, after that yaer's Housing Act, until the 1980s


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