Glasgow Guide Home

Whats On Glasgow Guide
  Glasgow What's On


    Glasgow Reviews


    Glasgow Gallery


      Glasgow Links
Discuss | Guestbook | Postcard | News | Weather | Feedback | Search | About | What's New
Glasgow Guide Discussion Boards

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )                >> View Today's Topics <<

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> 1972, Hogmanay
Tumchie
post 13th Sep 2005, 02:25pm
Post #1


Super Lord Provost
*****
Posts: 356
Joined: 27th Jul 2003
Member No.: 11
Spikes of frost quiver in nostrils,
lonely windows weep coloured gems.
Christmas lights and violent shadows
prepare to celebrate the New Year.

Antennae perched on gray slate roofs
sway mournfully, musically in the wind.
Empty bottles roll along dismal streets,
and ulcered gums lose blackened teeth.

We arrive at the Victoria Bridge
avoiding dreary derelicts, sprawling, crawling.
Human stepping stones, pawns leading to
riches where accents are the rulers.

Such eloquent screams boom as cannons
from those righteous few who rule the land.
Yet cannot compete with the wailings of
ships' fog horns, worker's cries for equality.

Laughter squeaks to clinkings of glasses
overflowing with quiet measured merriment.
Frost melts for a second and skeletons
pay homage to Time, to Auld Lang Syne.

We gulp in gallons for those lost years
when freedom could have belonged to us.
Thick mucous sticks in our throats and in our
lungs choking us as we gasp for breath.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 22nd Sep 2017

All material in the site Glasgow Guide is copyright of the Glasgow Guide Organisation. This material is for your own private use only, and no part of the site may be reproduced, amended, modified, copied, or transmitted to third parties, by any means whatsoever without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. All rights reserved.

Glasgow Hotels: book cheap hotels in Glasgow online now.