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18th Weekly Poetry Contest winner: Labour Club

by paulcot

Beaming faces, floral dresses
Sunday suits, with rakish hats on young ‘uns
Posing for the picture
Before the charabanc

To Blackpool
Rock and solidarity
A stroll along the prom

A pint, or two
Bitter, brown
Workers, comrades, friends

Evening time, the sun glows red and shoulders pink
The bus rumbles through the unlit roads
Sing songs become snores

From grainy prints
Stacked to go
White van will come tomorrow

The Labour club
Bare patches on the wall from hanging years

The Labour club
Liquid dreams of comrades gone

The Labour club
One nation

Note: Non-UK readers may wish to know that Blackpool is a seaside town in North West England, now fallen on harder times since the growth of budget arilines to mainland Europe, but once a popular holiday and day trip destination for people from the industrial towns across the North.

Oh, and a white van in the UK is associated with cheap clearances and removals.

See all the entrants to 18th Weekly Poetry Contest