BernardYoung

By BernardYoung

The Past Is Orange

No longer required: a jacket (high vis).

In a rundown northern town
a fizzy drink has lost its fizz.


However, this isn’t a quiz,
there’s no need to guess the town.
No longer required: a jacket (high vis).


But let’s assume a firm can no longer do the biz
and that the workforce has been let down.
A fizzy drink has lost its fizz


and dreams fall flat. Every glass is
half empty. A pub is a place to drown.
No longer required, a jacket (high vis)


hangs in an office window. Once it was his
to wear, but now he wears a frown.
A fizzy drink has lost its fizz


and some folk feel that life’s a swizz.
Hope has flown.
No longer required: a jacket (high vis).
A fizzy drink has lost its fizz.



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