Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

Pudsey Town Hall


A building of great beauty
was Pudsey Town Hall
craftsmanship personified
love and feeling in every stone

Then came the politicians
with their hate for the poor
and anything that's pure

They slowly destroyed everything
that the slabs of Yorkshire stone
stood for

It's now used for offices
to see how much
they can take off the poor

With their council tax
and bedroom tax
I can still hear them
shouting we want more

A building of great beauty
was Pudsey Town Hall
craftsmanship personified
love and feeling in every stone

Submitted: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

They should give the Town Hall to the people
of Pudsey. Let them decide the best way to use it.
I know one thing, they would not evict people who
could not pay the new bedroom tax.

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  • Valerie Dohren (6/23/2013 3:40:00 PM)

    This bedroom tax thing is deplorable, just how low can they sink to steal money from those who have little. As for Pudsey Town Hall - never seen it, but it sounds like a glorious building which should be put to better use than that of the politicians. Good one Dave. (Report) Reply

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