Blackpool

We left our home in Yorkshire and travelled ‘cross the hills

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Leaving far behind us the dark satanic mills.

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Winding through the bleak, cold moors, the road so quiet and bland,

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Winters icy fingers keep a grip upon the land.

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Soon we are in Blackpool which once glittered, bright and gay

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How different now, it seems to me, on this dull and dismal day.

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Hotels burnt and boarded, empty rooms decay

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But the tower still stands tall, unique in every way.

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You can still have fun though, after all, that’s why we’re here

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Why not ride ‘The Big One’? There is nothing you need fear… is there?

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But for some the sea is calling, alone with rod and line

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While others stand and look, just enjoying family time.

Wycoller Country Park, Colne and Blackpool.

Lancashire, England. February 2015

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