Austerity (another casualty)

The Rising Sun at Beeding
is closed and shuttered now
But the stained glass sign outside still hangs
with dignity somehow

Its classic valley views
with a pint come evening time
no longer, sadly, to be seen
when it was at its prime

For now its doors are firmly shut
The beer pumps closed and dry
Another casualty of the times
to bring a tear to eye

But, sad although its closure is
I’m pleased the sign’s still there
As it serves as a reminder
for those who have a care

©Jemverse

The Rising Sun public house at Upper Beeding in Sussex originates from 1857 when it was built as a brewery and ale house. Sadly it closed to the public in 2017, another casualty of UK austerity madness. 

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Waves and Pebbles - random thoughts and writing on life
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 10:13:03

    It is so sad that special places like this are closing. Love your poem and the importance of the sign that remains so that it is not forgotten. Kay

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  2. Jem Croucher
    Dec 28, 2017 @ 09:57:58

    😀

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