‘Banished Beauty’ – A Poem of Protest

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde

Postcard image, by the sea;
Seen different by others idiosyncrasy.
Nature untamed, burgeoning and free.
Beauty ruled under Queen’s decree

A beautiful palette of purple and green,
But then they came in their ghastly machines.
Nestled beside the beach, an exquisite scene;
To desecrate the splendour that has been.


I wrote this poem after an area of great natural beauty near me was destroyed; it was written to bring attention to the unfortunate incident. After a number of tries I wasn’t able to get it published in a local tabloid, therefore I decided to post it here instead.

(Please do not copy or reproduce this poem without permission)


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