Paradise and parking lot
Would seem to fit the case
When looking at the ghastly blot
Now fronting our old place.
The views one fondly may recall,
Out wide across the sea,
Are now a lovely precast wall –
What great felicity!
It seems new owners set more store
On safety than on view;
Compare, now, outlook from next door
Of which wall is in lieu!
But why they bought it seems a lack
Of common sense to show;
And as for parklands out the back –
You just don’t want to know!
At flattening they’ve started:
Ponds, island, are no more;
Bridge, river too, departed –
More tasteful walls to score.
The bright side from our point of view,
With all that has been done,
Is: gone the home that once we knew …
We’ll make another one!