Matthew Holloway

Gold Star - 6,815 Points (10 June 1978 / Cheshire, England)

Suburban Satisfaction - Poem by Matthew Holloway

Suburban satisfaction
A small northern town
Built on industry and mining
Slowly dying, over populated
People meander through life
Holding down jobs and family
A few dream to get away
To better the choices on offer
Others have long given up
Tired of pretending in faith
The streets littered, stand vacant
Crying out for attention
The bars crammed with locals
All looking to be entertained
To talk about the same old stories
That can be heard down the road
There are a few lights to be seen
How long will they shine
Before they succumb to expectation
And find themselves suffocating
In a small northern town
Of suburban satisfaction

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 4, 2011

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