The broken glass bejewels the grass,
an old bike lock, a rotten sock…
are normal sights around these parts.
A pee-stained sofa, never good,
piled high with bags of mouldy food.
TV screens and chicken wings,
old paint tins and mattress springs.
And dog shit bags and dirty nappies
offend the nose; not make us happy.
Why can’t that bag of beer tins
go in and not beside the bin.
Come on locals, take some pride.
Don’t dump the crap, put it aside.
Reuse, recycle, have a heart,
or bugger off to other parts.
The anonymous bard of RG2