Tuesday, 20 March 2018

I’m alright Jack

It’s not always the world news
which inspire the poetic Muse.
For local papers it is the norm
to report our own snow storm.
Who else would want to know
that many roads in Wilmslow
were closed due to a blizzard
that made our travelling hard?
It was not only about travel:
sport plans started to unravel;
our town’s Half Marathon,
we were told, could not go on.
But most of all, it was the old
who were put out in the cold.
It was a sad state of affairs,
but apart from us, who cares?

© Luigi Pagano

Wilmslow Half Marathon rescheduled

Elderly care home residents in Mobberley evacuated during snow storm

Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.