Council Flats.

Rating: 5.0

Must seem like end-game,
Living in long blocks of small flats,
Though rents are low, shops are near,
Privacy's reduced.
Too old to move out.

- 13/14 March,2018.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: life
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
I live across the street from a block of Council pensioner flats and I had these thoughts about these one-bedroom units. One man there told me that they are not allowed to have flatmates, but there is off-street parking for cars and small shopping vehicles, which can motor along the footpaths.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Douglas Scotney 15 March 2018

saw a play set in flats. Each character delivered Shakespearean soliloquies about who they really are and could have been

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Kumarmani Mahakul 13 March 2018

Your keen observation from a block of Council pensioner flats is amazingly and brilliantly presented in this Tanka poem. Long blocks of small flats tell many things about lifestyle of old aged persons staying there. This line seems to be humorous and metaphoric. In such place privacy is reduced. This is an excellent perceptional poem...10

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Michael Walker. 14 March 2018

These elderly people who live in council flats do not have an easy life, even though their rents are low. Although quite a few people live in these flats, they could feel lonely and lacking privacy. The block which I wrote about is just across the street from me: I pass by it every day. Your comment is full of insight.

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