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Poet putting his views on paper

A KNOWLE poet has put his thoughts on plans to build a Waitrose in the village into verse.

A KNOWLE poet has put his thoughts on plans to build a Waitrose in the village into verse.

Rob Kelly said that he has spoken to many residents who are strongly against the plans.

The scribe himself is also concerned and fears that the supermarket would damage the village character.

“There are plenty of other villages which have suffered because of schemes like this,” he said.

“It’s been said that the village is divided, but everyone I speak to is against the scheme.”

Rob finished his poem a few days ago and has worked in some of the things that neighbours have said to him.

“Pragmatically Obscene”

Once more this tide turns easy on

a developer’s enticement

where all before went apathy

sold out by greed self interest.

Meagre eyed left open mouthed

viewed plans the placid public

will watch this scourge destroy their lives

this village Knowle as others.

Support they ask begs fool’s belief

for profit sell our history

their personal gain a region scar

pragmatically obscene.

This village prized for its prestige

whom where would angels wish

and none forgive a corporate bribe

refract a suburb leave.

Its local shops most all provide

if needs are more met further

a town short-distanced Solihull

exceeds in choice and adequate.

The term wall used describes the fact

a blot upon the landscape

this supermarket let proposed

what value had relinquish?

 

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