NaPoWriMo 2015 – 1/30 – Reflecting

Is it too late for yesterday?

A reel of memories on replay;

The Lions roar turned out the lights

Casting the day into the night

Hiding under the Chelsea Bridge

Haunted by the London Blitz

Smoke stings her weathered grey skin

A mighty war she was breathing in

Fightin’ them for bread and water

A small bereft southern daughter

Blasted out of her rub-a-dub

Just her and her little cub.

What happens when tomorrow comes

Will she be cast back into the slums

collateral damage of this time

where being poor was a crime.

The photos linger in the past

But the stigma will always last

Just a shot of another place

Another time in another space.

5 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2015 – 1/30 – Reflecting

  1. TooFullToWrite says:

    Love this Charlie – my favourite bit is “The photos linger in the past / Nut the stigma will always last”. Very evocative of England and your time spent there no doubt. Can’t wait to read more of your pieces and to share them this month 🙂

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