Battling The Builders Poem by Angela Wybrow

Angela Wybrow

Salisbury, Wilts, UK

Battling The Builders



I have to admit that the Great Crested Newt
Is not that good looking and isn't too cute.
But when plans were unveiled for hundreds of homes
To be built on land where the said newts roamed,
Many local residents protested ‘This isn't right! '
And, against the builders, they began a long fight.

The newts lived in a meadow, next to a big pond:
To relocate them all, would have been so wrong.
Pound signs were what the builders were seeing,
But the Planning Committee considered the newts' well-being;
Of destroying the newts' habitat, they weren't big fans,
And so they rejected the building firm's plans.

The Great Crested Newts may be fairly small,
But they battled the builders, who towered so tall.
The newts and local residents won the day,
And they sent the team of builders on their way.
Now the threat of relocation is over and gone,
With their lives, the Great Crested Newts can carry on.

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This poem is about the (rejected) planning application for new houses at Popley, Basingstoke.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
John Brown 13 September 2013

Great Crested Newts V The builders eh? and one nil to the newts I'm glad to say.

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Angela Wybrow

Salisbury, Wilts, UK
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