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Diamante Verses #002



CBD (I)
CBD
Heartless, soulless
Ripping, rending, killing
Homeless people slowly dying
Using, abusing, destroying
Unconscionable, unforgivable
Inner Melbourne

THE CITY (II)
Melbourne
Dark, gloomy
Depressing, grieving, crying
A morass of hopelessness
Wishing, hoping, failing
Perverted, ruthless
The City

EARTH TODAY
Earth
Polluted, dirty
Dying, failing, heating
Global warming killing us
Crying, losing, burning
Drowning, sickly
Terra Firma

THE GRIM REAPER (I)
The Grim Reaper
Lethal, sly
Reaping, chopping, scything
Grimly slaying human beings
Cutting, lopping, killing
Deadly, final
Death!

LIFE IN THE 21st CENTURY (I)
Now
Hopeless, lost
Hurting, hating, harming
Dour, dire, dirty, depressing
Tearing, tormenting, torturing,
Helpless, wary
Today

MARIBYRNONG
Maribyrnong
Rancid, fetid
Trying, failing, dying
Poverty, misery, homelessness, desperation
Hoping, praying, begging
Evil, worthless
Footscray

MELBOURNE TOWN
Melbourne
Hungry, angry
Struggling, crying, pleading
Helplessness, despair, suffering, loneliness
Wanting, needing, asking
Hardhearted, unyielding
Victoria

UNEMPLOYMENT (I)
Unemployment
Degraded, downtrodden
Begging, pleading, failing
No-one gives a damn!
Crying, sighing, dying
Beaten, belittled
The forgotten

THE END
© Copyright 2021, Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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