Saturday, 2 April 2011

Night Mayor

Memorial in storage,
Honour packed away.
We will remember those
Who, sadly, could not stay.

Something monumental
Once stood here on the land.
A focus for remembrance,
That Van de Vijver banned.

Ironically, under darkness,
A vandalising digger
Clawed at hindering stone,
To make the port much bigger.

© Martin Hodges

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