A Salford Anthem Poem by Bryan Sefton

A Salford Anthem



Dark clouds above like high climbing mountains
Rain pouring down on the city below
Great forks of lightening, flashlight brightening
The sky for a moment then a great thunder roll

Rainy day Salford. Rainy day Manchester
Where are your people?
They've all run away

See the canal? This dark murky water
Once welcomed the ship's from all over the world
They brought us the stranger. Returned us the wanderer
Home the young man to the arms of his girl

Rainy day Salford. Rainy day Manchester
Where are your people?
They've all run away

Just look around. All's metamorphic
Nothing is as it was. Everything's change
Trafford Parks clamour has fell to the hammer
The only thing moving is, apt, down the drain

Rainy day Salford. Rainy day Manchester
Where are your people?
They've all run away

Pause for a while, look to the skyline
See a bright patch and watch as it grows
A great beam of sunlight streams like a spotlight
Streaks from the sky to the city below

Rainy day Salford. Rainy day Manchester
Here are your people
And go on their way

Sunday, June 28, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: life and death,metamorphose
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Bryan Sefton

Farnsworth near Bolton, England, UK
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