Dave Alan Walker

Silver Star - 3,939 Points (Pudsey, Leeds)

Pudsey Town Hall - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

A building of great beauty
was Pudsey Town Hall
craftsmanship personified
love and feeling in every stone

Then came the politicians
with their hate for the poor
and anything that's pure

They slowly destroyed everything
that the slabs of Yorkshire stone
stood for

It's now used for offices
to see how much
they can take off the poor

With their council tax
and bedroom tax
I can still hear them
shouting we want more

A building of great beauty
was Pudsey Town Hall
craftsmanship personified
love and feeling in every stone


Poet's Notes about The Poem

They should give the Town Hall to the people
of Pudsey. Let them decide the best way to use it.
I know one thing, they would not evict people who
could not pay the new bedroom tax.

Comments about Pudsey Town Hall by Dave Alan Walker

  • Rookie - 37 Points John Dowdall (7/9/2013 4:10:00 PM)

    Excellent. Says it all. All politicians are careerists. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 348 Points Vipins Puthooran (6/25/2013 2:32:00 AM)

    This world will be destroyed by the hands of Politicians))))
    A well-written Poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,119 Points David Wood (6/24/2013 7:26:00 AM)

    The sticky grubby little fingers of our politicians extend everywhere. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,246 Points Valerie Dohren (6/23/2013 3:40:00 PM)

    This bedroom tax thing is deplorable, just how low can they sink to steal money from those who have little. As for Pudsey Town Hall - never seen it, but it sounds like a glorious building which should be put to better use than that of the politicians. Good one Dave. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 211 Points R.j. Wynn (6/23/2013 8:11:00 AM)

    Well writ, scolding with love and feeling. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 23, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013


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