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The poem touches on urban redevelopment in the north of England - and in particular, how money given for redevelopment projects goes only to some regions but not others, creating anger, poverty and disillusionment.

The Abandoned Bridge

Lawrence_original_3-1by Lawrence Estrey13 Feb 2019

A railway bridge with railings both sides,

A concrete walkway with graffiti on a wall,

No benches, just strips of light that come on at night.

Tall hedges conceal the remainder of the pathway from sight.

In the distance, blocks of flats rise high into the sky,

Spectral in the cloudy weather.

Desolation.