Good To Be Busy?

by Tahera Mayat

Scribbling away, losing track of time

Then I hear the library clock chime

Must dash, I’ve got a train to catch!

Get to the door, undo the latch

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Mills and Hills

by Jackie Darnbrough

Defiant by verdant hills

moribund in smoke  darkened majesty

chimney stack piercing a violet stained sky. Continue reading “Mills and Hills”

The Cherished Town Library

by Mohamed Saloo

Across the square of towns old-gold

A stroll up steps to Carnegie’s soul

A caressing hand on door-frame-wood

Graced by an awe as truly one should

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Batley Food Bank

by Mohamed Saloo

Beyond the back of Square’s town hall
Lies a vault of precious haul
A bank that deals not in silver nor gold
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My Batley

by Anas Daji

My home town, my beautiful town

The special place where I was born

Where I learned to tell the truth

Where I learned to love the world

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Outsider

by Ahmad Gul

Every now and then

Torturous frost

The sun

Running away, hiding the face

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Batley Wilton Park

by Safiyyah Patel

Oh park, oh park! What joy you bring

Making beautiful birds tweet and merrily sing.

Delighted children, happy and screaming

Whilst the scorching sun is blissfully beaming.

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FOBS Rail Spring Clean

by Mohamed Saloo

Off they go to a ‘rail’ spring clean

Brush up the platform with a head of steam

Baskets that hang and flowers with beds

Platforms get a sweep by broomstick heads

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