Poem research

the streets burn soul drifts black as the night the path
ally ways with gates holding in the poverty
take aways and pubs limited health
holes filled with pot paused memories
outskirts of town filled with fields to depressed to walk
big dogs small chains the owner beating him self
a canal with a beginning and end but no map
could say a vicious sickle but set as a circle
capsized by the government life jacket food from a bank
[my words lee smillie]

the streets burn soul drifts black as the night the path – this line of the poem has Blackburn in it as the poem is about here and also represents the amount of drug use and where drugs will lead you in life

ally ways with gates holding in the poverty –  this line represents all the ally ways are getting gates now as people where driving up them getting scrap metal from peoples yards

take aways and pubs limited health – this line represents alcohol addiction in the working class and how its cheaper to eat from all these cheap take aways than buying proper food

holes filled with pot paused memories – this line represents how no matter where you walk around blackburn you smell weed and also a reference to the line the Beatles used about Blackburn in one of there songs about pot holes

outskirts of town filled with fields to depressed to walk – this line speaks for its self really about the depression that takes a hold of so many working class people

big dogs small chains the owner beating him self – this line represents the young boys and men out with there banned type dogs fighting because they ether no nothing else or cause they can’t find away to change there life

a canal with a beginning and end but no map – this line represents the leeds to liverpool canal that runs through Blackburn and how close other places are to each other but at the same time so many people who don’t leave there own town

could say a vicious sickle but set as a circle – like ground hog day the every day is the same in Blackburn for some

capsized by the government life jacket food from a bank – this line represents how the working class how to use food banks but the government make them out as scroungers while you use there expenses to pay someone 50 pound to come to there house to change a light bulb

 

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