Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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[photo gillena cox 2014]

#Version 1
once a proud landmark
now vagrants sleep night and day
wilderness encamps
the vacated bank building
outside the sanity line

#Version 2
once a proud landmark
now vagrants sleep night and day
wilderness encamps
the emptied bank premises
outside the sanity line
© gillena cox 2018



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Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Wilderness
Prompted by Sumana



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25 comments:

Therisa's World said...

Both variants paints a community in decline, it's citizens have lost hope, for a brighter future.

Old Egg said...

Once shops and banks were there for the customers but that has changed, now they are there only for the investor or developer who care only for their own profits not the public.

Susan said...

Wilderness often overtakes the vacated and abandoned buildings of our towns. I haven't learned to regret that--though that's probably because I don't live nearby. I think "urban wilderness" is a natural outcome of human environments. At least landscape architects tend to think that built environments are "natural" to our species, and I see that we leave old structures behind when we could renovate. Both poems work for me.

gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Therisa

Much♥️love

gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Robin

Much♥️love

gillena cox said...

Thanks for ypur appreciation Susan

Much♥️love

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Homelessness in North America is on the rise, too, as low income or no-income people have an increasingly difficult time surviving day to day.Tent cities form in parks, and the municipal bureaucrats hound them out, without providing an alternative. Sigh. Capitalism is not working too well on the planet - except for the rich.

gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

Much♥️love

rallentanda said...

Homelessness is on the increase in Australia as well. Affordable housing is non existent. One has to be on a waiting list for twenty five years to be eligible.We have just had a public enquiry into the banks who have been found to be corrupt in their dealing with their customers. They will all get big fines and then go on doing the same thing probably.A bad state of affairs everywhere.

willow_switches: Pat­čŹâ said...

a very subtle difference between the two - so subtle, it almost escapes the attention, BUT it doesn't - and either work for me, as each offers a slightly different insight, and focus shift -
simple and yet powerful and definitely a not so subtle message, if one chooses to linger and see ...

interesting poems Gillena - have a wonderful rest of the week :)

kaykuala said...

wilderness encamps
the emptied bank premises

The frail economic situation seems to have gone haywire. Every other country faced with its own brand of difficulties tries its best, but still impacting on its citizens!

Hank

Thotpurge said...

A lot will shift from brick and mortar to digital and change the skyline of our cities.. but with it will prosperity come to all?

Sumana Roy said...

I like both versions about the pocket of wilderness in the city & could feel the sigh about this state of affairs. Captivated with so much heart. Beautiful Gillena.

Kim Russell said...

I'm sad to say that this is the picture across the world, Gillena.

gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Rall

Much­čî║love

gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciatipn Pat

Much­čî║love

gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreviation Hank

Much­čî║love

gillena cox said...

Realalistic rheyoric Rajani. Thanks for dropping by

Much­čî║love

gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sumana

Much­čî║love

gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Kim

Much­čî║love

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

So many different kinds of wilderness in this world!

Gillena Cox said...

Indeed, thanks for dropping by MMT

much love...

Amber said...

The wilderness that is the big city can be very overwhelming and I think it speaks to the state of world at large

https://mindlovemisery.wordpress.com/

Sara McNulty said...

Both versions are wonderful in depicting this scary wilderness that grows larger in cities every day.

Rosiana Monbon said...

Voilà une description qui donne envie... Je le note dans un coin ! :)


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