Friday, 27 March 2015

August Riots (2011)

AUGUST RIOTS

Saturday as London riots
Manchester boasts it is riot-free
though some fear to celebrate

Sunday in Salford
and Manchester City Centre
a mad mob mobilizes

Wanton destruction
Miss Selfridge's torched
lots of looting

Monday morning
an army of citizens gather
armed with brooms

Outside Starbucks
free coffee for volunteers
cleaning the streets


Wednesday afternoon sun
fountains play in Piccadilly Gardens
families having fun

The trams trundle
down Market Street
thronged with shoppers

Only a few boarded up windows
remain to remind us
of a sad Sunday.

© GERALD ENGLAND

Composed: Hyde, 28th August 2011

Publication

2011 Ol' Chanty - Chanticleer Online (Internet)

1 comment:

  1. It's dreamy. Almost as if nothing happened.

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