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.
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
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?