By Ralph Warburton - 30th November 2012 7:02am
Regular readers will recall the letter received by local resident Jessie from Buckingham Palace and the promise that she would allow me to send one of her works to appear on the web site.
Well here is a new one – written after a journey to London and being on the Tube and all that that entails. Title 'Observations' it is a view of the world we have today.
Where have all the smiles gone?
What has happened to conversations?
Never get a letter?
Join the club!
No buzz of chatter on a bus
No trivial talk on a train
Just fellow travellers in a trance
As if in another world.
Ear plugs settled in their place
With trailing wire attached
Mobile ‘phones at the ready
Eyes peering at the screen
Thumbs poised- texting
To whom and to where
It makes no odds.
We all know the world is changing
And progress is the way
But there was once a day
When passengers looked up
Smiled, nodded and spoke!
Perhaps I’m old fashioned – thinking this way
But a smile costs nothing and a nod is free
It would make such a difference
To the likes of me.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Land for Sale off Green LaneMany residents will know that the field of 11.55 acres, on the left adjacent to Green Lane in the direction of Market Drayton, has recently been put up for sale by the owner, at a guide price of £100,000 to £130,000 by Informal tender, due in on the 16th May.This represents a rare opportunity for the village to bid for land at agricultural...
Hankelow based rider Izzy Maughan has won the Novice Junior Dressage competition at the British Riding Clubs KBIS Novice Winter Championships which took place at Arena Uk, near Grantham, this last weekend.Izzy was riding her own 16hh gelding Cracking Opposition, known as 'Fletcher' in the stable. Izzy has has trained Fletcher herself with the help of Gemma Bonnell who is based at...
A reminder that Audlem Voices invite you to come along to celebrate their Ten-year Anniversary Concert.The concert takes place at St James' Church tomorrow, Saturday 21st April at 7:30pm. Tickets are £7.50 — which includes a glass of wine and nibbles — and are available from Williams Newsagents, Pat Jones on 811005, or any choir member. They will also be available on the doorThe...
Friday 20th Apr
Thursday 19th Apr
Audlem car Park
Audlem Scout & Guide Hall
Aton Methodist Church
To be decided