Yet another empty shop;
another set of dashed hopes?
Maybe a young couple who
just didn't know the ropes.
I wonder how they felt,
what plans they had made
and how long it took
for all their hopes to fade.
I'd give a penny for their thoughts
the last time they closed the door
knowing then for sure they'd
not be returning any more.
Did the bankers with their bonus,
or their friends in the city,
or the millionaire Party Leaders
even show them any pity?
It's the survival of the fittest,
all backs against the wall
and for those who don't make it,
well you just bugger them all.
Another lot of hopefuls may
even now be making schemes
to open up again that empty shop
on this street of shattered dreams.